MOSSI DOLLS, Burkina Faso

MOSSI
Figure 1
10.25" high
$2500

This simple but elegant figure is authentic, with signs of significant use and age.
Provenance: Alain Lecomte, Paris


The Mossi dolls below have been vetted as authentic with signs of age and use.

Mossi
Doll 9
7.5" high
$500

 

Mossi
Doll 17
11.5" high
$500

Mossi
Doll 19
8.5 " high
$500

Mossi
Doll 6
7.2" high
$200



MOSSI STYLE DOLLS, Burkina Faso Style

Despite their appearance, the Mossi dolls below show no evidence of age or use and we believe they were made for the collecting market.

 

Mossi Style
Doll 3
13.25" high
$250

Mossi Style
Doll 5
11.25" high
$125

Mossi Style
Doll 8
11" high
$80

Mossi Style
Doll 21
14.5" high
$150 




Mossi Style
Doll 22
12.5" high
$150

Mossi Style
Doll 24
8.5" high
$125 

Mossi Style
Doll 26
14.5" high
$125


Mossi Style
Doll 27
14.25" high
$125

  Mossi Style
Doll 28
12.5" high
$125

 

Mossi Style
Doll 30
10.25" high
$150



Photographs © Hamill Gallery

MOSSI, DOLLS, Burkina Faso

Owned by Mossi girls and women, small figures like these 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. Several are embellished with additional objects, no. 3 has a tight leather covering.

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