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The Bozo speak Sorogama, a Mande language. They are a fishing people, but also farmers. They are known for their very colourful and often articulated puppets.


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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 polychrome works in African art from Mali.
This African puppet-mask would honor Faro, genius of water. A piece of textile hides the joint of the tail. Locally abraded polychrome patina. Slight lack.
The Bozo, fishermen and farmers for the most part, live in the northern part of the Bambara country in the interior delta of the Niger and still remain semi-nomadic today, moving their homes according to seasonal floods. Mande-speaking people, they speak Sorogama. Within their group, we distinguish the Sorko or Sorogo, the Hain, and the Tie. In addition to their remarkable traditional masks, the Bozo and the Bambara are renowned for their puppets of various sizes and frequently articulated, exhibited during the Sogow bo puppet theater which is organized on the initiative of ...


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Bozo fish puppet mask
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Bozo polychromy of African art sculptures in Mali. Aquatic inspiration for African Bozo art sculptures
Bright yellow lacquering for this African puppet mask honoring Faro, genius of the water, and featuring a tapered fish. Abrasions. The fin joint is held together by rubber tabs. Very slight desiccation cracks.
The Bozo , mostly fishermen and farmers, live in the northern part of Bambara country in the interior delta of the Niger and remain today still semi-nomadic, moving their dwellings according to the seasonal floods. They speak the Mande language and Sorogama. Within their group, we 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 various sizes and frequently ...


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Bamana, Marka or Bozo puppet element
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" Mani " is a diminutive meaning "little person" qualifying the African puppets with a human face used by the Bambara and Markha during didactic shows. This tradition of puppet theater is common to the multi-ethnic peoples living in the inner Niger Delta, including the Bozo, particularly in the Segou region where it is called "sogobo."
Residues of pink pigments on the face. Velvety patina of use, cracks of desiccation.

In Mali, the invention of the puppet is attributed to the geniuses of the bush who kidnapped Toboji Centa, a bozo fisherman. During his stay with the geniuses, the man became familiar with this unknown art. On his return he goes to the blacksmiths and teaches them how to make two kinds of puppets: miniature or enlarged animals and ...

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Long African mask-puppet zoomorphic honoring Faro, genius of water. Abrasions. The fin joint is held together by rubber tabs.
The Bozo , mostly fishermen and farmers, live in the northern part of Bambara country in the interior delta of the Niger and remain today still semi-nomadic, moving their dwellings according to the seasonal floods. They speak the Mande language and Sorogama. Within their group, we 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 various sizes and frequently articulated, which are exhibited during the Sogow Bo puppet theater, which is organized on the initiative of young people in the villages, mainly in the Segou region, and which plays an educational ...


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Bozo puppet mask from Mali
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Polychromy of African Bozo art sculptures in Mali.
Aquatic inspiration for African Bozo art sculptures
Polychromy for this African puppet mask honoring Faro, genius of the water, and featuring a plump fish. Abrasions and desiccation crack. The fin joint is held together by rubber tabs.
The Bozo , mostly fishermen and farmers, live in the northern part of Bambara country in the interior delta of the Niger and remain today still semi-nomadic, moving their dwellings according to the seasonal floods. They speak the Mande language and Sorogama. Within their group, we 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 various sizes and frequently articulated, which ...


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Bozo polychrome works in African art from Mali.
This ancient African mask-puppet honors Faro, genius of the water. The fins are held in place by a rubber tab. Vivid polychrome patina locally abraded. The Bozo, fishermen and farmers for the most part, live in the northern part of the Bambara country in the interior delta of the Niger and are still semi-nomadic today, moving their dwellings according to the seasonal floods. They speak the Mande language and Sorogama. Within their group, we 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 various dimensions and frequently articulated, which are exhibited during the Sogow bo puppet theater, which is organized on the ...


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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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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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Mali Bozo puppet mask
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Polychromy of African bozo art sculptures in Mali. Aquatic inspiration for the sculptures of African Bozo art
POlychromy and pastillage for this African puppet-mask honoring Faro, genius of water, and representing a plump fish. Abrasions . The articulation of the fins is maintained by rubber tabs.
The Bozo, mostly fishermen and farmers, live in the northern part of the Bambara country in the Inner Niger Delta and remain semi-nomadic, moving their homes with the seasonal floods. People of Mande language, they speak Sorogama. Within their group, we distinguish the Sorko or Sorogo, the Hain, and the Tie. In addition to their remarkable masks, the Bozo and the Bambara are famous for their puppets of various sizes and frequently articulated, exhibited during the puppet ...


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Bozo mask mermaid Mamy Wata polychrome
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Bozo polychrome of African art sculptures in Mali
Masque-puppet doll depicting the spirit of water Mamy Wata, with articulated arms and tail. The cult of Mami Wata, a female genius associated with the sea, spread from Ghana and then throughout West Africa. She embodies in the Bozo the beauty and the waters, a spirit of fertility protecting fishermen and their villages but also, in feminine guises, the master of water Faro. Stems inserted into the bust and bottom of the sculpture made it possible to manipulate the doll. Work in very good condition of preservation, despite tiny bursts and abrasions.
The Bozo, most fishermen and farmers, live in the northern part of the Bambara country in the inland Niger Delta and remain semi-nomadic today, displacing their homes with seasonal ...

Bozo fish puppet mask
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bozo polychromy of African art sculptures in Mali.Aquatic inspiration for African art sculptures Bozo
POlychromy and pastillage for this African puppet mask honoring Faro, water genius, and featuring a plump fish. Abrasions. The articulation of the fins is held by rubber tabs.
The Bozo, most fishermen and farmers, live in the northern part of the Bambara country in the inland Niger Delta and remain semi-nomadic today, displacing their homes with seasonal floods. 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 known for their puppets of various size and frequently articulated, exhibited at the puppet theatre Sogow bo which is organized at ...


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Bozo Fish Puppet Mask
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Lively polychromy of African art productions Bozo.Articulated fins adorn the sides of this long colorful fish. A vivid polychromy embellishes this mask-marionette supposed to honor, for the bozo people, Faro water spirit.
The Bozo, most of them fishermen and farmers, live in the northern part of the Bambara country in the inland Niger Delta and remain semi-nomadic today, displacing their homes with seasonal floods. 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 various size and frequently articulated, exhibited at the Sogow bo puppet theatre which is organized at the initiative of the young people of the ...


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Bozo polychrome works in the African art of Mali
This ancient African puppet mask honors Faro, water genius. The fins held by a rubber tab are mobile. Locally abraded polychrome patina.
The Bozo, mostly fishermen and farmers, live in the northern part of the Bambara country in the inland Niger Delta and remain semi-nomadic today, displacing their homes with seasonal floods. Mande-speaking people, they speak sorogama. Within their group, one distinguishes 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 various size and frequently articulated, exhibited during the Puppet Theatre Sogow bo which is organized at the initiative of young people of the villages, mainly in the region of ...


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Large Bozo puppet mask
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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 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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Bozo polychrome works in The African Art of Mali.
This ancient zoomorphic puppet mask honors, for the Bozo, faro the genius of water. Rounded, naïve shapes, this Bozo puppet mask is available in matte polychromy, with articulated fins held by a rubber tongue.  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 which organizes ...


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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 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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Elaborate structure for this imposing piece of African bozo art.
Established on an open panel, five figures with articulated arms above an imposing bovine head with circular horns. This polychrome mask has eyes with long hair lashes. On the back, a cotton cloth concealed the support to move the mask.
The Bozo , mostly fishermen and farmers, live in the northern part of the Bambara country in the inner Niger 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 ...


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