Mossi Whistle

Mossi Whistle

Regular price $250.00 $750.00 Sale

Mossi, Burkina Faso, circa 1940
16"H x 3"W x 1" D

Mossi is the largest tribe in Western Africa, known for art forms including woodwork. Their aesthetic tends to be simple, geometric, and unadorned––as represented by this whistle. Mossi are also known for their masks, which tend to be vertical in shape. It may be that a mask inspired this whistle shape! We appreciate it for the Cubist sensibility it conjures, like a sculpture by Braque or Picasso.