Abdoulaye Fousseni

This antique dealer travels around the different villages in the country, looking for unique products and learning their stories. He has been working in the field for 39 years. After his father retired, he continued working with his brother. Nigeria, Mali, Burkina, Ivory Coast, no country is far enough for him to visit in search of new items. He searches for all kinds of antiques, but is a staunch defender of the products that only Benin offers: Guélédé masks, fetish, shango cane, mamiwata… Benin has an unrivalled culture and a history. The only reason why Nigeria has more products is simply because they are bigger and more populated.

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