Bobo blacksmith fetish (Front view)
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Item : Bobo blacksmith fetish, Picture : Front view (approx. 24 Kbytes)


This statuette is a forge guardian, a mythical being, whose only blacksmith holds the secrecy. It emanates from it an impressive power, primarily due to the posture of the figure and its scrutinizing glance (see attached video).
Probably first part of the 20th century.

Object #5352

Origin :

Burkina Faso (Area bordering Mali)

Type :

Statuary

Ethnic group :

Bobo (Bobo Fing)

Material :

Iron structure covered with a thick earthy material, hair, cloth, kauris, sacrificial patina

Size :

H = 11.6 inches

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