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African Tribal Art Fine Old Baule Baule Blo Bian Female Figure

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African Tribal art A interesting Old Baule Baule Blo Bian female figure with purple dye surface Measures: Height 30 cm. Period early 20th century Mounted on a base. Provenance: Ex Fred Hanley collection UK, Ex French collection Purchased/exhibited at Missiones Africaines exhibition in Lyon France back in the 1940 `s The Baule of Ivory coast believe in a variety of animistic spirits which have a profound influences of the life of a individual, they believe that every person has a Sprit spouse of the opposite sex. The spirit spouse manifests itself through dreams and is believed to be responsible for problems spiritual or material that arise in the life. In certain circumstances it is deemed necessary than a Spirit wife or Husband figure be carved to assist a individual with a spiritual or personal problem or to help procure or choose of a real life spouse These statues such as this one are carved under the direction of the village diviner and are kept In the persons dwelling.         

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  • Dimensions
    H 11.82 in. x W 3.15 in. x D 3.15 in.H 30 cm x W 8 cm x D 8 cm
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU3650317399612
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