Old Toussian Divination Bracelet – Burkina Faso – Rare Item
Early to mid 20th. Bronze gr. 129,2 (4.56 oz.); diameter cm. 8,0 high (3.15″); inner diameter cm. 5,8 (2.28″). Beutiful patina.
Among the Toussian of Burkina Faso, copper alloy figures and bracelets are associated with the divination and are linked to the powers of bush spirits. The “python bracelets” serves as a messenger between the spirits and the diviner. The python bracelets are rarely worn; rather they are displayed during divination sessions.
The Toussian of Burkina Faso, numbering 40,000, are part of the Gur people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc.
A large majority of the Toussian follow their traditional animistic beliefs.
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