AFRICAN LOBI FETISH WOOD STATUE DOLL BURKINA FASO MALE ONE ARM AMPUTEE
African Male Lobi Fetish Wood Statue Doll Burkina Faso One Arm Amputee 14 1/2”
Made around 1900. Excellent condition. Unusual example in two respects. The figure was carved deliberately without a right arm. The Lobi believe that fetish dolls with missing limbs will protect members of the tribe, particularly children, from similar misfortune. This doll also featured a particularly silly expression with its tongue sticking out. 14 1/2 inches tall.