Biga Fertility Doll wrapped in Leather - Mossi People - Burkina Faso
Biga Fertility Doll wrapped in Leather - Mossi People - Burkina Faso
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Biga Fertility Doll wrapped in Leather - Mossi People - Burkina Faso

$485.00
The Mossi dolls are carved by village smiths and carvers. They are used for play and magic. The female figure is always depicted without arms & legs. Sometimes they are covered with shells & leather.
A large number of the dolls are phallic in shape indicating fertility. Even scholars have difficulty distinguishing which dolls are used for play & which are used for magic. A few scholars believe that those dolls that are rubbed with palm butter indicate magical use.
Biga means child.

Height: 10 " x Width: 1 " x Depth: 2 "

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