Biga-Doll Mossi Burkina Faso 1950 – 1970

Biga-Doll Mossi Burkina Faso 1950 – 1970
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Mossi fertility doll „Biga-Doll – Burkina Faso - with long-neck; 1950 – 1970; african – tribal art; fertility symbol from Mossi; some with incised line decor; the Mossi are the largest people in the West African country of Burkina Faso; carved wooden handicrafts; beautiful patina and worn; the „Biiga“ dolls were worn in dress by young women until the birth of their child, after birth, the dolls are placed on the house altar, or hand it over to the next generation; If the child dies at birth, the doll is burned or given to the little girl to play with; traces of use according to age; measurements: 27,5 cm; provenance „Jürgen Maurer (1939-2018)“, prominent businessman, art collector and chronicler from Heppenheim (Germany) http://www.kunstsammlungmaurer.de
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