Baoulé ivory coast Blolo Bla wood carving - tribal art sculpture of a women 20th

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller antiquecollector9 ✉️ (329) 100%, Location: Canutillo, Texas, US, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 185166373091 Baoulé ivory coast Blolo Bla wood carving - tribal art sculpture of a women 20th. Baoulé ivory coast Blolo Bla wood carvingThis carving of the Baule people of the Ivory Coast is of a type sometimes referred to as an 'ancestor figure'. In fact, it represents a Female spirit lover, blolo bla who would be partnered by a male spirit lover, blolo bian. They are frustrated partners left behind in the world of the spirits when people are born into this world. Each man and woman is believed to have a spirit double or spouse that resides in the other world. If the spirit becomes angry, the human spouse commissions a carving to receive offerings. Cloths and jewellery are used to decorate the figure which is oiled regularly. The Baule believe that beauty helps promote fertility and avoid marital problems so the blolo bian has an elaborate hairstyle with intricate textured designs.20 1/8 inches tall approx.6 by 5 1/2 inches max on the sides approx.Provenance: estate sale from El Paso, texas.Condition: " it has wear and natural wood cracks from age related. see photos for general condition and reference. " Condition: Used, Condition: it has wear and natural wood cracks from age related. see photos for general condition and reference., Handmade: Yes, Modified Item: No, Country/Region of Manufacture: Cote d'Ivoire, Culture: African, Provenance: Ownership History Not Available

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