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Big flute - MOSSI - Burkina Faso

Lot reference 10905919
Big  flute - MOSSI - Burkina Faso

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From the 1940's - Good condition. Collection Rudolf und Leonore Blum

An exceptional Big Anthropomorphic musical instrument. Mossi or neighboring peoples (Gurunsi, Bwa / Nuna) -Burkina Faso From the 1940's.
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Height: 64 cm.
Provenance:
- Galerie Walu, Zürich
- Rudolf und Leonore Blum, Zumikon.
- Hammer, Zürich, Switserland.

Publication: Blum, Rudolf (2007). Sammlung Rudolf und Leonore Blum. Band 3 A. Zumikon: Eigenverlag. Nr. 184.

Condition: Nice weathered dark silk patina. Custom made metal stand included.
Origin: This MOSSI or neighboring peoples (Gurunsi, Bwa / Nuna) Anthropomorphic flute comes from Burkina Faso. The Mossi are sedentary farmers
The Mossi venerate their ancestors, whose spiritual presence both validates their claims to their land and provides a major mechanism of social control. They also pray to nature deities with those large flutes and propitiate them.

I have seen recently a slightly smaller one from the same quality during an exhibitin on the Sablon in Brussels.

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Reviews given: 94
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  • Excellent seller, transaction went perfect as always. Highly recommended!

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