MOSSI DOLL 23

Photographs © Tim Hamill

MOSSI
DOLL 23
12" high x 1.5" wide x 3" deep
$150
SOLD
Burkina Faso

Owned by Mossi girls and women, these small figures that we call "dolls" could function both as a toy for a young girl or as an object to promote the fertility of a woman. All show some variation of the special coiffures worn by Mossi women.

Despite its traditional form and appearance, this doll shows no evidence of age or use and was probably made to be sold. There is an area on the top side of this very simple torso with a slight bit of wood loss. (See last photo above).

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