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Many contemporary commentaries claim that dolls and puppets were introduced to the African continent by Catholic missions for didactic purposes. However, it is obvious that the ancestral tradition of the puppeteer show existed well before the arrival of the missions. African puppets are predominant in male shows, while dolls are used by girls and women.


Bozo Fish Mask
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Bozo polychrome works in The African Art of Mali.
This ancient African zoomorphic mask honors, for the Bozo, the genius of water. Rounded, naïve, and vivid polychromy forms, this Bozo puppet mask, with articulated fins held by a rubber tongue, is available in a matte version.  The Bozo, mostly fishermen and farmers, live in the northern part of the Bambara country in the niger's inner delta and remain semi-nomadic today, moving their homes as seasonal floods occur. Mande-speaking people, they speak sorogama.  Within their group, we can distinguish the Sorko or Sorogo, the Hain, and the Tie.In addition to their remarkable traditional masks, the Bozo and Bambara are renowned for their puppets of varied size and frequently articulated, exhibited during the puppet theatre Sogow bo ...


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Animal sculptures in the African art of Mali
Vivid colors for water engineering , "Faro", embodied by this bozo zoomorphic puppet mask. Its rounded shapes are enhanced by a contrast of blue and red colours. The fins are held by rubber strips. The Bozo, mostly fishermen and farmers, live in the northern part of the Bambara country in the niger's inner delta and remain semi-nomadic today, moving their homes as seasonal floods occur. Mande-speaking people, they speak sorogama. Within their group, we can distinguish the Sorko or Sorogo, the Hain, and the Tie.In addition to their remarkable masks, the Bozo and Bambara are renowned for their puppets of varied size and frequently articulated, exhibited during the puppet theatre Sogow bo which organizes itself on the initiative of young ...


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Large Bozo puppet mask
African art > African mask > Bozo Mask

Bozo polychrome works in The African Art of Mali.
This ancient zoomorphic puppet mask honors, for the Bozo, faro the genius of water. This Bozo puppet mask, with articulated fins held by a rubber tongue, is made in matte polychromy. Residual taral inlays on a flank.
The Bozo, mostly fishermen and farmers, live in the northern part of the Bambara country in the niger's inner delta and remain semi-nomadic today, moving their homes as seasonal floods continue. Mande-speaking people, they speak sorogama.  Within their group, we can distinguish the Sorko or Sorogo, the Hain, and the Tie.In addition to their remarkable traditional masks, the Bozo and Bambara are renowned for their puppets of varied size and frequently articulated, exhibited during the puppet theatre Sogow bo which ...


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Bozo Fish Mask
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African art > Puppets > Bozo Puppet

Bozo polychrome works in the African art of Mali
This ancient African zoomorphic mask honors, for the Bozo, Faro the genius of water. Rounded, naïve, and vivid polychromy forms, this Bozo puppet mask, with articulated fins held by a rubber tongue, is available in a matte version. The Bozo, mostly fishermen and farmers, live in the northern part of the Bambara country in the niger's inner delta and remain semi-nomadic today, moving their homes as seasonal floods occur. Mande-speaking people, they speak sorogama. Within their group, we can distinguish the Sorko or Sorogo, the Hain, and the Tie.In addition to their remarkable traditional masks, the Bozo and Bambara are renowned for their puppets of varied size and frequently articulated, exhibited during the puppet theatre Sogow bo ...


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Bozo fish puppet mask
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Bozo Polychromy of African Art Sculptures in Mali
Aquatic Inspiration for Africian Art Sculptures Bozo
Black, Yellow, and Polychrome Pastillage for this ancient African zoomorphic mask honoring Faro, water genius. Abrasions of use. The fin joint is held by rubber strips. The Bozo , mostly fishermen and farmers, live in the northern part of the Bambara country in the niger's inner delta and remain semi-nomadic today, moving their homes as seasonal floods continue. Mande-speaking people, they speak sorogama. Within their group, we can distinguish the Sorko or Sorogo, the Hain, and the Tie.Besides their remarkable masks, the Bozo and the Bambara are renowned for their puppets of varied size and frequently articulated, exhibited during the theater of puppets Sogow bo which is ...


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Marotte monkey Bulu, Boulou
African art > Puppets > Head Boulou

Ex-collection Swiss tribal art.
Ngil's marottes in African art

This handlescephalmorphic marotte embodies the spirit of an anthropoid monkey, with deep orbits under a skull in a cap. The neck could then be lined with cloth, raffia, and the groundhog came alive to the sound of the drum. At the top, wood was discreetly removed and replaced to introduce a magical ritual charge. The irregular surface has burgundy brown satin areas. Greenish residual pigments around the eyes.
Situated between Cameroon and Gabon, in the equatorial forest, the Boulou are part of the Fang ensemble. Neighbouring Kweles also have a mask featuring a gorilla called Gong. Like the Fangs of South Cameroon famous for their large white masks, the Boulou practiced the Ngil ritual to combat ...


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Bozo Puppet Mask
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The puppet masks of the Bozo Theatre in Mali
This former African zoomorphic mask honors Faro, water genius. Abrasions of use. Shards on the dorsal ridge and fins. The fin joint is held by rubber strips. The Bozo , mostly fishermen and farmers, live in the northern part of the Bambara country in the interior delta of Niger and remain semi-nomadic today, moving their homes according to seasonal floods. Mande-speaking people, they speak sorogama. Within their group, we can distinguish the Sorko or Sorogo, the Hain, and the Tie.Besides their remarkable masks, the Bozo and the Bambara are renowned for their puppets of varied size and frequently articulated, exhibited during the theater of puppets Sogow bo which organizes itself on the initiative of young people from the villages, ...


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Bozo Puppet Mask
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Bozo polychromy of Sculptures of African Art in Mali
Blancheur enhanced in red for this ancient African zoomorphic mask honoring Faro, water genius. Abrasions of use. Slit on the dorsal ridge. The fin joint is held by rubber strips. The Bozo , mostly fishermen and farmers, live in the northern part of the Bambara country in the interior delta of Niger and remain semi-nomadic today, moving their homes according to seasonal floods. Mande-speaking people, they speak sorogama. Within their group, we can distinguish the Sorko or Sorogo, the Hain, and the Tie.Besides their remarkable masks, the Bozo and the Bambara are renowned for their puppets of varied size and frequently articulated, exhibited during the theater of puppets Sogow bo which organizes itself on the initiative of young ...


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Articulated puppet Janus Maaniw Bozo
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In African art, Bozo puppets are zoomorphic or anthropomorphic.

This is a janus female bust with removable movable arms. At the top throne a similar bust janus also whose arms are bent, palms of visible hands. It rests on a conical base allowing it to be worn as a crest mask on the top of the head. As tradition in the Bozos, the room has a very rich polychrome. These puppets participate in the various shows that are organized at the initiative of the young people of the villages, mainly in the Ségou region. In Mali, the invention of the puppet is attributed to the geniuses of the bush who removed Toboji Centa, a bozo fisherman. During his stay with the geniuses, the man becomes familiar with this unknown art. Returning home, he goes to the blacksmiths sculptors and teaches ...

Bozo fish puppet
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Bozo Polychromy in the African Art of Mali
Bright Colors to Celebrate the Water Genius under the Sun, "Faro", with this Bozo zoomorphic puppet mask. The articulated fins, like the tail, are held by rubber strips, which are veiled by patterned fabric. Abrasions of use. The Bozo, mostly fishermen and farmers, live in the northern part of the Bambara country in the niger's inner delta and remain semi-nomadic today, moving their homes as seasonal floods occur. Mande-speaking people, they speak sorogama. Within their group, we can distinguish the Sorko or Sorogo, the Hain, and the Tie.Besides their remarkable masks, the Bozo and Bambara are renowned for their puppets of varied size and frequently articulated, exhibited during the puppet theatre Sogow bo which organizes itself on the ...


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Bozo Mask
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Happy polychrome of African art sculpted by Bozo fishermen.
Articulated fins, held by rubber strips, adorn the flanks of this long, bright yellow lacquered fish enhanced with red and black. Discreet erosions on the protrusions. The Bozo, mostly fishermen and farmers, live in the northern part of the Bambara country in the niger's inner delta and remain semi-nomadic today, moving their homes as seasonal floods occur. Mande-speaking people, they speak sorogama. Within their group, we can distinguish the Sorko or Sorogo, the Hain, and the Tie.Besides their remarkable masks, the Bozo and Bambara are renowned for their puppets of varied size and frequently articulated, exhibited during the puppet theatre Sogow bo which organizes itself on the initiative of young people from the villages, ...


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Bozo zoomorphic puppet mask
African art > Puppets > Bozo Mask

Bozo Polychromy in the African Art of Mali
The articulated jaws of this zoomorphic bozo puppet from Mali, sharing cheerful pink and bright green tones, animated his interventions in the context of traditional theatre. The piece was on a stick, and a textile of which there is only a fragment, nailed to the forehead, originally concealed the back side. The different protagonists of the play, animals and characters, in the form of masks but also puppets, were associated with the myths of origin. Seniority cracks.
Piece collected by Guy Mercier, consultant for the Solvay Group, who began to collect a vast collection of early art at the beginning of the 20th century. While radiating in West and Central Africa as part of his work, and collecting in-situ works, the majority of his ...


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Bozo fish mask
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Swiss tribal art collection.
Polychromy Bozo of African art sculptures in Mali
White cream for this former African zoomorphic mask honoring Faro, water genius. Abrasions of use. Splendon on the ridge. The fin joint is concealed by a blue cotton textile. The Bozo, mostly fishermen and farmers, live in the northern part of the Bambara country in the niger's inner delta and remain semi-nomadic today, moving their homes as seasonal floods occur. Mande-speaking people, they speak sorogama. Within their group, we can distinguish the Sorko or Sorogo, the Hain, and the Tie.Besides their remarkable masks, the Bozo and Bambara are renowned for their puppets of varied size and frequently articulated, exhibited during the puppet theatre Sogow bo which organizes itself on the initiative of ...


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Zaouli Dance Gouro Gu Mask
African art > Puppets > Zaouli Mask

African art Gouro.
Monoxyle tribal sculpture made in dense wood, it takes the form of a thin feminine face, lacquered in a deep red, topped with two streaked shells accompanied by a volatile figure at the top. A lacquer of contrasting colours has given this African Gouro mask a smooth and shiny surface. Among the group of Mande from the south, in central Côte d'Ivoire, the Gouro have been using a family of African masks associated with the dance Zaouli since the 1950s. Like the Goli masks of the Baoulé, all Guro masks come in two zoomorphic masks followed by a third anthropomorph, which is considered the wife of the mask zamblé , the Gu . The Gu , whose function is apotropaic, represents a young woman with the criteria of beauty specific to Guro, especially facial scarifications and ...


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Bozo Pirogue
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African art among the Bozo.
These, mostly fishermen and farmers, live in the northern part of the bambara country in the niger's inner delta and remain semi-nomadic today, moving their homes as seasonal floods continue. Mande-speaking people, they speak sorogama. Within their group, we can distinguish the Sorko or Sorogo, the Hain, and the Tie.Besides their remarkable masks, the Bozo and Bambara are renowned for their puppets of varied size and frequently articulated, exhibited during the puppet theatre Sogow bo which organizes itself on the initiative of young people from the villages, mainly in the region of Ségou, and which plays an educational role. The invention of these puppets is attributed to the geniuses of the bush who removed Toboji Centa, a bozo fisherman


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Ligbi/Djimini du Dô Siginkuru-Ayna Mask
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The African masks and Muslim influence


established in Côte d'Ivoire, but also in Ghana, the Ligbi, Islamized, however, were influenced by the Senufo tribal sculpture, since they instructed Senufo or Mande to carve their The Djimini, meanwhile, are Senoufo people living in the Dabakala region, which is why their masks linked to the do society, whose dances were generally supervised by the Ligbi, are marked by these reciprocal influences. Masked tradition, shared by the Djimini, was preserved to be manifested during the religious festivals of Eid al-Fitr and Eid el Kebir (sheep festival) accompanied by sacrifices and songs, and symbolizing in this way the breaking of fasting Just before the festivities, if necessary, the mask will be repainted and thus coated with koro, ...





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