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Statue Baoulé (N° 23354)
This statue forms, for the Baoulé, an idealized, individual image of the celestial spouse. Its characteristics were carved on the indications of the diviner for his client in an attempt to remedy various problems.
Polychrome, matte and abraded patina.
Two types of statues are produced by the Baoulé in the ritual context:
TheWaka-Sona statues, "being of wood" in Baoulé, evoke a assié oussou, being of the earth. They are one of a type of statues intended to be used as medium tools by Komien soothsayers, the latter being selected by the asye usu spirits in order to communicate revelations from beyond. The second type of statues, made according to the indications of the diviner, are the spouses of the beyond, masculine, the Blolo bian or feminine, the blolo bia .
About sixty ethnic groups populate Côte d'Ivoire, including the Baoulé, in the center, Akans from Ghana, people of the savannah, practicing hunting and agriculture just like the Gouro from whom they borrowed the cults and masks. The basic unit is the lineage, under the responsibility of an elder, whose functions are political and religious.
Ref. : "Baule" Susan M. Vogel
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