Ancestral Figure - Mossi People, Burkina Faso - Please Call for price
Title: Ancestral Figure
Country: Burkina Faso
Description: Wooden figures such as this are owned by
Mossi diviners who are said to be able to control the
spirits that inhabit the bush that surrounds each village.
The scarifications and body adornment are indications of
rank. For chiefs, they serve as symbols of office and
memorials after their deaths.
Dimensions: 32" height