Biiga african doll - Mossi - Burkina Faso - SOLD OUT

These are objects much appreciated by collectors of African art

In traditional African art, the biiga dolls are in a slender conical shape with a very stylized appearance on which feminine features such as breasts can be observed. We see here the elongated chest according to the technique of peebo to promote the rise of milk, and a curved appendage representing the hairdress (gyonfo) of the girl figured by the piece. The engraved motifs represent the ritual and aesthetic scars made on the young woman. This type of room must favor the fertility of its owner. The term biiga means indeed "child".

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Mid XXth century
Size
57 x 9 cm
Ethnic group
Mossi
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Burkina Faso
Origin
Gathered in situ

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