Outstanding Old Mossi Fertility Doll – BIGA – Burkina Faso
Wood. cm. 27,0 high (10.63″). gr. 164,0 (5.78 oz.).
These typical, abstract fertility dolls, called “Biga”, are worn by the women of the Mossi in their garments when they wish for children. When a child is born, the ‘biga’ dolls are either placed on house altars, or passed on to the next generation, or even given to the girls as a toy.
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