Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Wakaloni Lamps

Wakaloni Lamps
$800 for pair

This pair of lamps is a Wakaloni man and woman. Rabi created their bodies with metal, while their heads are bronze sconces.

These creatures live in the forests in Burkina Faso, Mali and Cote d'Ivoire. They are very short (about 3 feet tall), and they have big heads and feet. Some of them have backward feet. Somehow they make people get lost in the forest.

When a Wakaloni meets a human in the forest, he asks this person to wrestle. The person must start to wrestle right away because if the Wakaloni has time, roots grow from their feet into the ground. The person is then unable to wrestle the Wakaloni anymore. If the person is able to beat them, the Wakaloni gives him riches. If the person loses, the Wakaloni turns him into a crazy person.

Rabi doesn't know anyone who has met the Wakaloni. But many people talk about them. Sometimes parents scare their naughty children by threatening that they'll be taken to the forest and the Wakaloni will get them.

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