taparrabos (1) - Algodón - Gurunshi - Burkina Faso

taparrabos (1) - Algodón - Gurunshi - Burkina Faso
mediados del siglo XX - En buen estado, usado con algunos signos de desgaste

The Gurunsi ethnic group gathers several groups, including the Kassena and the Nankana (who populate the relevant region).
Still very attached to their culture and to animism, the Gurunsi (and mainly the Kassena) had to protect themselves from the invader at all times, which explains their remarkable and efficient architecture. The Gurunsi or Gourounsi are a people from Burkina Faso composed of several subgroups. According to Dr. Salif Titamba Lankoande (specialist in family names (Patronymics) in Burkina Faso), the word Gurunsi would come from the deformation of the term Guru-si, which means “the iron does not penetrate” in the Djerma language in Niger. During the invasion of the Gurunsi by the Djerma who came from Niger around 1860-1899, led by Babatu, who had recruited into his army a battalion of young strong men from the annexed country, he had them consume traditional medicine making them invulnerable to iron; they were called Guru-si, transformed into “Gurunsi” by the common language.

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Burkina Faso
mediados del siglo XX
En buen estado, usado con algunos signos de desgaste
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0×162×109.5 cm
511 g
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