DescriptionBAULE, Ivory Coast
Standing Male Figure
Wood, pigments, surface deposits, glass beads, fiber
This appealing figure with his asymmetrical hairstyle and beard is probably a "blolo bian," or male spirit spouse from the other world. Every soul has one before birth, and most people lose track of them after birth into this, the physical world. But the connection is not broken, and if it feels neglected or disrespected, the spirit spouse may cause trouble. A diviner can identify the source of the trouble and direct his client to have a figure representing the spirit spouse made. This is kept privately, offered little gifts or food, and time is spent with it so that the jealousy of the spirit spouse and the trouble it caused are averted and order restored.
Height: 15 ¼ inches
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