Mother and Child

Mother and Child

Regular price $700.00 $2,800.00 Sale

49" x 8" x 8"
Bambara, Mali

Human figures in African art are never depictions of an individual or individuals, but symbols of a value or aspiration. Mother and child statues such as this represent fertility, the most precious human resource of all. Carved of solid, heavy, impermeable native wood, this figurine was rubbed with palm oil in a ritual request for the blessing of children.