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Female figure - Spirit spouse - Wood - Blolo Bla - BAULE - Ivory Coast

Lot reference 29549311
Female figure - Spirit spouse - Wood - Blolo Bla - BAULE - Ivory Coast

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Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

Object: Female figure - Spirit spouse
Indigenous object name: Blolo Bla
Ethnic group/ culture: BAULE
Region/ country: Ivory Coast
Material: Wood
Condition: Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand: Yes
Dimensions: 35.5×9×9 cm

Ex private collection USA

Among the Baule, the existence of one's otherworld mate is typically encountered by young adults who face specific problems such as infertility, illness, incompatibility with their real life mate or other significant relationships, and even failure to find a real life mate. Once a person is "diagnosed" by a diviner (called a wunnzueyifue and an important member of Baule society), it may be determined the problem can be "cured" or resolved by marriage to a spirit spouse – in which case a "blolo statue", or spirit spouse is commissioned and carved. Male spirit spouses are called blolo bian; females are called blolo bla.

Shipping via Royal Mail (unless requested otherwise) within 24hrs after payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.

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Catawiki member since December 28, 2014, received 287 reviews in total (74 in last 12 months)

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    Nice item, but the seller has failed to indicate that a repair has taken place. There is a crush with remnants of glue. The fresh breakage may have been caused by transportation.
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    tribalasia November 1, 2019

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    Très belle pièce dynamique. Merci beaucoup également pour la livraison très rapide et "propre"
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    Granderue October 5, 2019

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    uitstekend overgekomen!
    snel bezorgd, mooi tribal-stuk.
    Weet U mogelijk de ouderdom er van ?
    Met vrindelijke groet,
    Tom Noz
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    tribalcollection October 3, 2019

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    Transaction parfaite !
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    user-0655e10 September 9, 2019

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  • Great item!!! Thanks!

    tommyrecaro September 6, 2019

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  • Efficient, quick shipping.

    user-e057dfd September 4, 2019

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    Beautiful statue.Good packaging and quick sending
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    hanzeman September 3, 2019

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    very beautiful old teke, quickly sent, perfect thank you.
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    Yannick5623 August 28, 2019

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    Objet totalement conforme et reçu rapidement. Merci pour David Malik.
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    collet37 August 21, 2019

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    Thank you very much
  • Thanks. Very nice.

    KaptanKrunch July 17, 2019

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    Bella statuetta un po' lunga la spedizione 25/06 arrivo 15/07
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    grigio1 July 16, 2019

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    Wonderful piece !
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    Scherli July 15, 2019

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  • Very nice item. Prompt shipping, well packed. Recommended.

    user-471d5a9 July 11, 2019

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    user-9d85b80 July 8, 2019

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    THANK YOU
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    Le masque Dan-Kran se distingue par sa grande originalité due à de multiples détails pittoresques. Un excellent achat. Merci
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    Dankaertseeke July 4, 2019

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    Well received this fair old piece in a perfect protection packing.
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    Lezambi July 2, 2019

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    Livraison très rapide. Bonne communication
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    46ter July 1, 2019

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    Leider beim Transport zerstört. Abwicklung lief unproblematisch, Geld zurück erhalten
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    ok
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    tatiefraise007 June 28, 2019

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    Zeer snelle levering van een uitstekend verpakte ,prachtige weefkatrol
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    steenhouwer June 27, 2019

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    Great piece! Fast delivery! Good contact! A+++++++
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    somniosus June 26, 2019

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    L`organisation de la vente était parfaite. La statue correspond aux photos, mais elle est très mal soclée, contrairement à l`annonce de la vente.
    Tant pis!!!!
    R. Greschik
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    user-2e91d8e June 17, 2019

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    Eine sehr schöne Statue, wie beschrieben .Gut verpackt
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    user-6ab0a03 May 25, 2019

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    ricevuto in ordine e ben imballato. Grazie. Gogo42
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    Gogo42 May 24, 2019

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    Good, thank you!
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    user-463bf7d May 24, 2019

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