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Sun Shelter Post - Mossi of Burkina Faso (CALL FOR PRICE)

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TITLE: SUN SHELTER POST
MATERIAL: WOOD
PEOPLE: MOSSI
COUNTRY: BURKINA FASO

SIMILAR POSTS ARE USED BY THE KURUMBA, DOGON, AND BAMBARA. THE STRAW SUN SHELTER STANDS IN THE SAMANDE, AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE VILLAGE CHIEF'S COMPOUND. THEY ARE CONSTRUCTED OF FORKED WOODEN POSTS, CARVED WITH HUMAN SHAPES. THE POSTS ARE ARRANGED IN ROWS OF THREE, WITH ABOUT THREE ROWS SET AT TWO METERS APART. POSTS ARE UNIFORMLY FORKED AT THE TOP TO SUPPORT THE HORIZONTAL BEAMS THAT IN TURN SUPPORT THE STRAW ROOF.

Dimensions: 79" high by 14" wide by 14" wide
INCLUDES CUSTOM-MADE STAND.

Provenance: Collected by Ian Allen in Burkina Faso, West Africa, 1991.

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