Mossi blacksmiths carved wooden dolls called “biiga,” that were given to young daughters.  Mossi dolls were cared for just like babies and were dressed, washed and danced. The 3 Mossi dolls were associated with fertility and accompanied these girls through initiation and into marriage.


Origin:  Burkina Faso
Time Period: Mid 20th c
Provenance: From a San Antonio, TX collection
Materials:  Wood,  center doll has animal hide, fiber, cowrie shells with custom base
Dimensions: Left H: 7 1/2 in.  Middle H: 11 7/8 in. Right H: 9 1/2 in.               Condition: Figures in very good condition, middle doll has some wear to animal hide
Inventory #A3564,  A3581 &  A3565
Price: $850 for the three figures
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