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Senoufo Calabash (N° 13151)

Object of daily use collected in Mali by Jacques Anquetil, president of the French Crafts, during his study related to the chapter "calabashes and their uses" (page 114 to 125) for his book "Africa, the hands of the world" "to Solar Editions. This spherical vegetable container has a lid that fits into the body of the case. The different elements composing this African object are sewn with the help of a wire of steel, a cord woven in vegetal fibers constitutes it the transport belt. Destined for the storage of medicinal herbs, seeds, honey or milk. Glossy greased surface. The Senoufo, the name attributed to them by the French settlers, are mostly made up of farmers who have dispersed between Mali, Ivory Coast, and Burkina Faso. Elders' councils, headed by an elected chief, administer Senufo villages. Governed by matrilineal traditions, they are composed of clusters of dwellings called katiolo. Each of them has their own Poro association, which introduces young boys from the age of seven into a three-cycle cycle of seven years. They gather in a sacred enclosure called sinzanga located near the village, among the trees.  

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OriginCollection Jacques Anquetil
EthnySenoufo
Countrymali
Material(s)cucurbitacée, acier, plant fibre
Height10
Width9
Weight0.07 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1970

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