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Bambara House Post, Mali (#PC2)

Price: $6,800.00





Dimensions: 91" high by 11" wide by 11" deep (base)
Post Top: 13" wide
Title: Support Post - 'Toguna'
Material: Wood
People: Bambara (Bamana)
Country: Mali
Description: Similar wood support posts were used by the Dogon & Mossi people for their meeting houses. A Toguna is a structure with a low ceiling where the men meet to debate issues & discuss politics. Debates often became animated. Anyone who rose to their feet in excitement or in anger, would hit their head on the low roof and would quickly return to a state of calm.

Provenance: Ex Private Collection. Collected about 50 years ago by a Belgian living in the D.R. Congo.

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