Mossi, moagha's Statue of maternity

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Reference : Stat 021

Weight : 1.950 Kgs.
Origin Country : Burkina Faso.
Raw material : dense wood and pigments.
Width : 13cm.
Height : 55cm.
Ethnic Group : Mossi (Moagha).
Color : black.


Statue of the Mossi ethnic group in dense wood

This statue of motherhood Mossi is deposited in front of the hut of the women having difficulties to give birth.

Teng-soaba (literally translated in French "chief of lands" guarantor of customs and traditions in Moagha country officiates during this ritual.

The Mossi are a people of Burkina Faso, as well as some adjacent areas of surrounding countries (especially Ghana).


Little history lesson about the Mossi:
In the XVth century, a group of conquerors come from the east became established among the voltaic populations (Burkina Faso at present) from the north of the current North-Ghana, and founded three kingdoms (Mamprussi, Dagomba and Nanumba) from which derives the current Mossie society.  


More about the Mossi


Our comments on the general condition of this piece

Natural wood cracks caused by weather, on top of the skull and from spine to the left buttock of the statuette.
Superb piece of great spiritual, symbolic and cultural.

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