Burkina Faso Bobo Tribe Bronze Fish Totem


Love the whimsical nature of this abstract bronze fish totem. You can see the spiritual soul within this sacred, venerated bush spirit totem. Within the Bobo people, each family has a totemic animal and their duty is to protect the animal. The totem in turn connects the family to nature and the environment. It also establishes kinship with others in the region, creating social support with travelers and strangers.

The Bobo people are renowned for their superb skill with the lost wax method of creating bronze artifacts. This is a wonderful and rare example of their artistry. Please see below for a size reference.

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