GURUNSI RITUAL BED
Impressive, wood, brown patina, traces of old age and weathering.
This ‘bed’ could well have been used as a resting plate for the dead.
The Gurunsi are a set of ethnic groups inhabiting northern Ghana and Southern Burkina Faso. According to the doctor Salif Titamba, the name Gurunsi comes from the Niger words Guru-si, which means “iron does not penetrate” – as the legend told that after the battallion of indigenous men for the army consumed traditional medicines, they were invulnerable to iron.
173cm length – 26cm wide – 29cm height