The use of Kaolin, a white clay, lends a distinctive hue to this sculpture, creating a visually striking and unique aesthetic. As a Fetish tribal sculpture, it embodies the spiritual beliefs and cultural practices of the Baule people, reflecting their connection to the divine and the mystical.
The Fon people are perhaps the best known of all the Vodun practitioners remaining in Africa. Fetishes among the Vodun practitioners of Benin are found throughout as they are a vital part of the daily life of the village. A fetish, or more correctly “bochio, ” is an object empowered by a high priest, and used as an intermediary for… Read more →