Mossi Doll, Burkina Faso
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Description of Significance:
The Mossi, a Gur ethnic group, are indigenous to the Volta River basin in modern-day Burkina Faso. While the Mossi constitute the largest ethnic group in Burkina Faso, significant populations of Mossi people also reside in neighboring countries such as Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, and Togo.
Mossi Dolls were traditionally crafted for girls and women within the Mossi community. These dolls served a dual purpose, as playthings and as symbols of fertility. The distinctive angular design of the Mossi Dolls is unique to this type of doll.
- Handcrafted for use in Burkina Faso
Dimensions (in inches):
- Depth: 2.5"
- Width: 2.5"
- Height: 11"
- Indigenous wood
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