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Bambara lock (N° 22355)

Anthropomorphic Bambara bolt, formed of two interlocking pieces, the trunk, vertical, and the crosspiece, horizontal, provided with a hollow in which the key will be inserted. The crosspiece is also reinforced with a metal part in the lower sliding part. The locks, generally belonging to women and symbolizing the union of two people, can be offered to them by their husbands on the occasion of a birth or to celebrate the installation of the woman with her husband. It is therefore personal property that can be transmitted to daughters and daughters-in-law.
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Established in central and southern Mali, the Bambara, "Bamana" or "unbelievers", as the Muslims have called them, belong to the large Mande group, along with the Soninke and the Malinke. They believe in the existence of a creator god generically called Ngala who has 266 sacred attributes: one for each day of the 9 lunar months that lasts the gestation of a child. Ngala maintains order in the universe. His existence coexists with another androgynous god called Faro, who gave all the qualities to men and who makes the fruits of the earth grow.  

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OriginCollection française G.
Material(s)wood, metal
Height cm49
Width44 cm
Weight1.63 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle includedYes

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