Mossi Doll from Burkina Faso

Of all sculptures produced by the Mossi of Upper Volta, the most frequently collected and most widely represented in American and European collections are the small, wooden anthropomorphic figures that are referred to in the literature as Mossi dolls. There are several distinctive doll styles -which like Mossi mask styles- may be traced to specific geographical regions and to individual carvers. All dolls, however, share the same basic cylindrical form with arms and legs rarely represented and all are female, usually with very pendulous breasts.

Price upon request


Solid ebony wood


H36 cm


Dark brown

One of a kind, Vintage