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Very rare altar piece - Toguna - DOGON - Mali

Lot reference 19239849

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Middle of the 20th century - Reasonable condition

Within the Dogon culture the Toguna (Togouna) is an important and symbolic forked trunk which should hold up the roof of the ' Community Men's House. This monumental roof carriers (logs) range from 150 to 200 cm and can sometimes have a weight of 80 kg.
Miniature Toguna's are very rare. These were placed on an altar indoors. Their function is not entirely clear, but it is believed that menstruating women with a strong desire to have children (who were absolutely not allowed in the men ' Community House ') visited this altar with offerings (food, fruit, flowers) in hopes to get pregnant.
Beautiful object with mythological (?) performances
Age: mid 20th century-very hard & heavy wood. Because of this extreme hardness there is only superficial termite damage. See pictures.
Although this is a miniature Toguna, it still has a respectable height of 71 cm (88.5 cm incl. stand).

Old Belgian collection.

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    peipeichang April 24, 2019

  • Received as described (thumbs up) / insane shipping charges given this was a small package (thumbs down) / Updated feedback to "Positive"
    after seller refunded part of shipping (THUMBS UP!) THANK YOU!

    JayBee57 April 23, 2019

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    HorstT April 14, 2019

  • Exactly as described and working perfectly. Very happy with this original item.

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    la fotocmera è in perfette condizioni ed è stat consegnata mplto velocementesoddisfatto per l'acquisto ma trovo piuttosto farraginoso il sistema di pagamento paragonato al sistemaPay Pal.
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    giancarlocavallero December 9, 2018

  • Your concern about my lost shipment and subsequent follow up ensured I received my package finally. Thanks so much for all your help, I truly appreciate it. Bonus for me, the textile is beautiful!

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    el vendedor no disponía de la mercancía el domicilio que lo vendía, sino que hubo que esperar que lo trajera desde Bélgica, lo cual ha retrasado la entrega en más de un mes.
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    LOPEZDELRAMO August 14, 2018

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    Ridiculous feedback - it was very clear in the offer object had to be collected (due to weight) in Maaseik - frontier Belgium-Netherlands - even after 6 weeks buyer failed to arrange for transport!
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    Een lp met vlek en krasjes, beinvloedt de speel kwaliteit niet maar daarmee net geen mint!
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    Theeorie August 2, 2018

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    Excuses - heb de box gekocht als absoluut nieuw - heb meerdere lp's bekeken: absoluut nieuw - f*ck dat er een exemplaar bij zat dat achteraf niet 'mint' blijkt te zijn! Wat kan ik doen om dit goed te maken?
    Vrgr., JBL-Collectables, Jan Leewering

    Ps.: evengoed een schitterde box!
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    CAMPOS July 18, 2018

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    boumendil June 12, 2018

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