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Fetish Boli Bambara (N° 18926)

br> Called boli ( pl. boliw ), buffalo , in African art, this fetish of variable size plays a central role in the ritual life of the Mandingo region. There are pocket "Boliw", and others that belong to chieftaincies, initiatory societies such as the male initiation associations Kono and Komo whose members progress through a process spanning several decades, and even to states. The main function of a boli is to accumulate and control the natural life force called nyama for the spiritual benefit of the community . Used as altars or performed during dance performances, they are creations conceived from revelations miraculously granted to the geniuses of the bush and transmitted to the soothsayers, using active amalgams from nature and , or organic: daliluw . Animal bones, vegetable matter, honey and metal are aggregated around an inner frame of bamboo wrapped in a white cotton cloth. They are covered with layers of mud and clay, and sacrificial materials accumulate on their surfaces over time. Each layer of libation reinforces the spiritual power of the Boli and somehow "nourishes" it, reanimating its offensive and defensive power.  

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Originex-collection française
EthnyBambara
Countrymali
Material(s)terre et agglomérat
Height32
Depth37
Width17
Weight4.00 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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