Authentic Senufo Ritual Phallus – Boundiali, Côte d’Ivoire / Ivory Coast
Carved wood. Cm. 19,0 high x cm. 8,0 width (7.48″ x 3.15″); grams 136,6 (4.82 oz.). Quite rare item.
These ritual phalluses are worn along the hips of Senufo women during propitiatory fertility ceremonies.
The Senufo people are an ethnolinguistic group of West Africa. They consist of several subgroups that live in a region that crosses the northern Ivory Coast, southeastern Mali and western Burkina Faso.
They are predominantly animists, with some who are Muslims. The Senufo people are famous for their handicrafts, many of which feature their cultural themes and religious beliefs.
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