MOSSI DOLLS ARCHIVES, Burkina Faso

The figures below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

For unsold Mossi Dolls, GO TO MOSSI DOLLS PAGE


The exceptional, leather-wrapped pair of Mossi dolls above is authentic, with significant signs of use and age.
Provenance: Galerie FLAK, Paris


The Mossi doll below has been vetted as authentic with signs of age and use.

Mossi
Doll 18
SOLD

 

Mossi
Doll 16

SOLD

Despite their appearance, the Mossi dolls below show no evidence of age or use and we believe they were made for the collecting market.

 

Mossi
Doll 1
SOLD

 

Mossi
Doll 2
SOLD

 

Mossi
Doll 10
SOLD


 

Mossi
Doll 11
SOLD

 

Mossi
Doll 11
SOLD

Mossi
Doll 12
SOLD
 

 

Mossi
Doll 7
SOLD

Mossi
Doll 13
SOLD

Mossi
Doll 29
SOLD


Mossi
Doll 4
11.5" high
SOLD

Mossi
Doll 23
12" high
SOLD

 

Mossi
Doll 25
7.5" high
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

MOSSI, DOLLS ARCHIVES, Burkina Faso

Owned by Mossi girls and women, small figures like these that we call "dolls" could function both as a toy for a young girl or as an object to promote the fertility of a woman. All show some variation of the special coiffures worn by Mossi women. Several are embellished with additional objects.


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