African art > Puppets, dolls > Bozo Mask

Bozo fish puppet (N° 14085)

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 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.  

Watch the video

 


This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost





Originex-collection allemande
EthnyBozo
Countrymali
Material(s)wood, tissu, caoutchouc
Height25
Width100
Weight4.00 Kg
Estimated dating2ème halfxx°
Socle includedYes

You could also be interested by these items
Marionnette MbochiMarotte Kuyu

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts


You have question on this item ? contact us


Previously viewed items
African art - Bozo fish puppet
African art  -  Brussels - Paris - London

© 2021 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73A, rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100