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  • Unique pieces - Fiftine : Oil lamps - KANEM
  • Unique pieces - Fiftine : Oil lamps - KANEM
  • Unique pieces - Fiftine : Oil lamps - KANEM
  • Unique pieces - Fiftine : Oil lamps - KANEM

Product description

Those oil lamps called “Fitine”are the most beautifull creation of the Mande blacksmiths and have a wide geographical use, through Mali, Guinée, Ivory coast and Burkina Faso. Mc Naughton, (“Iron Art of the blacksmith in the western sudan”) observe that oil lamps with a single cups were used for lighting homes, while those in several cups were used for nocturnal ceremonies. Each element constituting the lamp would have a symbolic value: The cup for the mouth, the wick for the tongue.

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39, avenue d’Arromanches
94100 Saint-Maur-des-Fossés
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