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Bambara, Bamana, live in central and southern Mali. Their name means "unbeliever" and was given to them by the Muslims. They belong to the large Mande group, like Soninke and Malinke. Animists, they also believe in the existence of a creator god generically called Ngala, which has 266 sacred attributes. One, by each day of the 9 lunar months that lasts the gestation of a child. Ngala maintains the order of the universe. Its existence coexists with another androgynous god called Faro, master of the Word, who gave all the qualities to men and who grows the fruits of the earth.


Statue Dyonyeni Bambara, Bamana
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African art among the Bambara.
This African statue of favorite "small", Nyeleni in Bambara, is shown in the frontal position, legs half-flexed on a circular base. The face is capped with a streaked crest, ears of the "en horseshoe "se draw laterally. The scarred body shows signs of motherhood and fertility through full and stretched breasts, in shells, and prominent abdomen. Oily patina, oiled, ocreted residues. The Bambara of central and southern Mali belong to the large Mande group, such as the Soninke and Malinke. They believe in the existence of a creator god generically called Ngala who maintains the order of the universe. His existence coexists with another androgynous god called Faro, who gave all the qualities to men and who grows the fruits of the earth. Large masked ...

Crest Ci wara, Tyiwara, Bamana
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African art > African mask > Cimier Bambara

Ti-wara masks in African art.
It would be an animal - genius called Ciwara who would have taught the Bambara to cultivate the land. They remember the myth through the stylized representation of a hippotrague antelope, whose name ci wara means " fawn of the earth". This vertical sculpture of Ci Wara, where the animal is more realistic than usual, is represented surmounted by female figures sitting back to back. The masks usually danced in pairs. Matt patina, metal inlays, slight cracks of desiccation and abrasions.

Worn on the top of the skull and held in place by a basketry toque, these crests accompanied the dancers during the rituals of tòn , an association dedicated to agricultural work. The masks ran across the field, leaping up and down in order to ...

Female figure Bambara Dyoneni, Nyeleni
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Femininity tutelary in the African art bambara, this sculpture of "little favorite",

Nyeleni in Bambara, is described stuck on a rounded base. The triangular face is capped with an incised ridge of parallel lines, heads. The scarified body displays the attributes of fertility by the full and tense breasts, the abdomen very slightly convex, the generous hips and the representation of the sex. The Bambara of central and southern Mali belong to the large Mande group, like Soninke and Malinke, who believe in the existence of a creator god generically called Ngala which has 266 sacred attributes: one for each day of the 9 Ngala maintains order in the universe, its existence coexists with another androgynous god called Faro, who gave all These are qualities to men, and they grow ...

Ntomo Bambara Mask
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This African mask of the ntomo, an initiatory society of uncircumcised youths widespread in the Niger River region, is considered a male mask thanks to its six horns. This mask appears mainly during the harvest season. At the top appears the effigy of the antelope " ci wara". It is embellished with buckles, cowries and cotton pompoms. Patina very slightly satin. Established in central and southern Mali, in a savannah area, the Bambara, "Bamana" or "unbelievers", as the Muslims have named them, belong to the large Mande group, along with the Soninke and Malinke. Mostly farmers, but also herders, they are the largest ethnic group in Mali. Animists, they believe that the existence of a god requires the gestation of a child. Ngala maintains the order of the universe. His existence ...


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Cavalier Bamana
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The Bambara of central and southern Mali belong to the large Mande group, such as the Soninke and Malinke. They believe in the existence of a creator god generically called Ngala who maintains the order of the universe. His existence coexists with another androgynous god called Faro, who gave all the qualities to men and who grows the fruits of the earth. Large masked festivals close the initiation rites of the dyo association and the ritual of the gwan of the bambara in the south of the Bambara country. Spread over a seven-year period for men, they are less demanding for women. The new initiates then celebrate, in groups, from village to village, their symbolic rebirth. These are the sons of the blacksmiths who dance around the statues that were available outside the festivities grouped ...


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Figure of Queen Bambara
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These female statues named Guandoudou were surrounded by statues depicting their servants guannyeyi, with cups of offerings or supporting their breasts. The blacksmiths of the Dyo society used them during ceremonies marking the end of the initiation.

This seated figure sports the distinctive Bambara hairstyle, a crest and two side mats, her child is placed against her bust. The disproportion between the upper body and the lower limbs, truncated, forms a recurring character for this type of sculpture. The dark brown patina, oiled, reveals a light wood under the abraded areas.
The Bambara (or "incroyant") of central and southern Mali belong to the large Mande group, like the Soninke and Malinke. They believe in the existence of a creative god generically called Ngala and ...


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Masque Bamana Lion
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African art > African mask > Bambara Mask

Large zoomorphic mask with a jaw articulated by rubber ties. Mate patina, dry, locally cracked revealing an old vivid paint. Abrasions, cracks and misses.
Establishes in central and southern Mali, in a savannah area, the Bambara ," Bamana " or " unbelievers ", as the Muslims have named them, belong to the great Mande group, along with the Soninke and Malinke. Mainly farmers, but also herders, they make up the largest ethnic group in Mali. In addition to their remarkable 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 on the initiative of the young people of the villages, mainly in the Ségou region, and which plays an educational role. Multicolored geometric ...


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Bamana zoomorphic mask
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Among the different scales of the initiation of secret societies dyo, in the Bamana, the society Koré , which concerns the elders, is supposed to make the individual an accomplished man and prepares them for a simulacrum of death. The kore se also divides into eight learning classes, four of which have zoomorphic masks that often appear together. The fourth level of training is the kono , which has an elephant mask only performing in front of the initiates. Patine mate loclament abraded.
eals in central and southern Mali, in a savannah area, the Bambara, Bamana (c) or unbelievers, as the Muslims have named them, belong to the great Mande group, along with the Soninke and Malinke. Mostly farmers, but also herders, they make up the largest ethnic group in Mali. Animists, they believe ...


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Statue Bambara
African art > African Statues > Statue Bambara

The arrangement of the conical forms of this effigy of African art Bambara constitutes a remarkable formal balance. Its meditative appearance reminds us that it is the receptacle of spiritual forces. Marked with linear scarifications on the face and bust, it is styled in the manner of bambara men and women with a summit crest extending to the palms of the shoulders, and two thick side braids. Supported by fleshy and flexed lower limbs, it is also an evocation of fertility accentuated by the bulging abdomen with prominent navel. The gluteal and hips form a salient half hemisphere on which the hands rest.
Guan followers washed and oiled some of these statues and offered sacrifices, as did the Dyo and Kwore companies, which exhibited another type at the closing sets of the initiation ...


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Horseman Bambara
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Naturalist sculpture of rider Bambara riding his horse raw, evoking traditional races. The room features a warm brown glossy patina.
In-Central and Southern Mali, in a savannah area, the Bambara , " Bamana " or " unbelievers ", as the Muslims have named them, belong to the large Group Mande, along with the Soninke and Malinke. Mostly farmers, but also herders, they make up the largest ethnic group in Mali. In addition to their remarkable masks, the Bozo and Bambara are renowned for their puppets of various sizes. The groups of craftsmen bambara nyamakala , more specifically the blacksmiths named numu , are in charge of the sculpture of ritual objects, endowed with the nyama , occult energy. Using fire and magical objects, the role of healer and soothsayer is also assigned to them. ...


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Crest Tyiwara, Ci wara Bamana
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African art > African mask > Ci wara mask

Sculpted by the blacksmith numu, also playing the role of soothsayer and healer, this vertical, stylized crest is represented here with successive arches depicting the mane of a male antelope. It would be an animal - genius called Ciwara who would have taught the Bambara to cultivate the land. The latter recall the myth through the stylized representation of a hippotrague antelope, whose name ci wara means 'fauve of the earth'. Worn at the top of the skull and held in place by a basket-shaped toque, these cimiers accompanied the dancers during the rituals of the ten, an association dedicated to agricultural work. The masks bound the field as they leaped to drive out the evil scents of nyama, and to detect any danger, or to flush out evil geniuses that could delight the souls of cultivated ...

Grand Tyiwara, ci wara, vertical
African art > African Statues > Sculpture Bamana

Deployed in an imposing format, this sculpture linked to the cult ci wara symbolizes an animal - genius called Ciwara who would have taught the Bambara to cultivate the land. The latter recall the myth through the stylized representation of a hipporague antelope, whose name ci wara signifies of the earth. The shapes of these cimiers, however, vary from region to region across Mali. This sculpture was probably intended for an altar. Dark skate, mate. Abrasions and cracks.
Ported to the top of the skull and held in place by a sort of small basket, these cimiers accompanied the dancers during the rituals of the tion , an association dedicated to agricultural work. The masks bound the field as they leaped to drive out nyama, evil scents, and to detect any danger, or to flush out evil ...


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Bamana Lock
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African art among the Bambara.
Targette Bambara antropomorphic, consisting of two pieces arranged in crosses, the chest, vertical, and the cross, horizontal and equipped with a hollow in which will fit the key. The crossbar is also reinforced with a metal part in the sliding bottom. The locks, usually belonging to women and symbolizing the union of two people, may be offered to them by their husbands on the occasion of a birth or to celebrate the woman's installation with her husband. These are personal belongings that are transmitted to girls and daughters-in-law. Dry, grainy surface. On the base: 65cm.

In central and southern Mali, the Bambara , Bamana (c) or unbelievers, as the Muslims have named them, belong to the large Mande group, in the company of the Soninke ...


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Markha janiform hem mask
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In African art, the Marka, Maraka en Bamana, Warka, or Sarakolé, are Muslim city dwellers of Soninke origin, established in southern Niger, scattered since the end of Ghana's empire in Mali, Mauritania and Senegal. They now speak bamana and have adopted much of the Bambara traditions, such as Ntomo and Koré , initiation societies that used masks during their ceremonies. Sculptors of African art Bambara and Marka are part of the Numuw , who are not linked to an ethnic group and are free to settle wherethey wish.
Two faces assembled by a summit ridge form a heavy hem mask. The straight nose rises above the small, prominent mouth in a pointed chin. To rectangular ears are attached loops. Incised metal strips of parallel lines and punctuated with dotted lines, the specificity of ...


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Ci wara Bambara Crest Mask
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The Ti-wara in African art.
This would be an animal - genie called Ciwara who would have taught the Bambaras to cultivate the land. The latter recall the myth through the stylized representation of a hipporague antelope, whose name ci wara signifies of the earth. Decorated on the head and the sides of metal veneers engraved with repulsed, the ears and snout are also embellished with pom poms of cotton thread. The top of the horns tilted backwards is also sheathed with leather and hair. This vertical sculpture of Ci Wara is shown here with successive arches depicting the mane, so it is a male antelope. Masks usually danced as a couple. Mate patina, scattered abrasions.
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Ci Wara Crest Mask
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Saverio African Art Collection.
The graceful curves of this Ci Wara are available here in a rough, clear and matte wood. The stylized antelope, whose name Ci wara or Sogoni kunsogoni kun signifies "fauve of the earth" rises vertically from a base, its small on its back. The metal veneer that accompanies it on the head is dyed a beautiful turquoise blue, revealing in places an underlying red fabric. Pyrogravé motifs dot the horns and heads of the animals. Worn at the top of the skull and held in place by a sort of small basket, these cimiers accompanied the dancers during the rituals of the tion , an association dedicated to agricultural work. The masks bound the field as they leaped to drive out nyama, evil scents, and to detect any danger, or to flush out evil geniuses that could ...


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Crest mask Ci wara kun Bambara
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The Ti-wara, Ci wara, in African art.
This would be an animal - genius called Ciwara who would have taught the Bambara to cultivate the land. The latter recall the myth through the stylized representation of a hipporague antelope, whose name ci wara signifies of the earth. Decorated on the head and the sides of metal veneers engraved with repulsed, the ears and snout are also embellished with cotton pompoms. Successive arches feature the wide neckline with a mane. Metal strips, engraved and chiseled, line the flanks and forehead. The characteristics allow it to be attributed to the stylistic canons of the Ségou region. Mate and speckled brown patina.
Ported to the top of the skull and held in place by a sort of small basket, these cimiers accompanied the dancers during the ...

Figure of Queen Bambara
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This type of female statue named Gunadoudou was presented surrounded by African statues depicting their servants, presenting cups with offerings or supporting their breasts. The blacksmiths of the Dyo society them used during the ceremonies marking the end of the initiation.

This worthy, seated figure, sports the distinctive Bambara hairstyle, a high crest and two side mats resting on the chest. The long narrow bust, gradually widening towards the bulbous abdomen, forms a striking contrast with the reduced proportions of the lower limbs. The dark oiled patina, rather matte, thins locally on mahogany areas where the veining of the wood appears. Desication cracks.
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Bambara antelope face mask
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African art > African mask > Masque Bamana

Two ringed horns stand parallel at the top of this Bamana mask, Bambara, extended by a long nose and an oblong snout. Parallel hatches are incised on the surface of the wood, evoking the scarifications in use. Dark skate, mate. Piece collected by the painter 'a href'"http://wiki.ibb.town/Karl-Heinz-Engstfeld"- Karl Heinz Engstfeld and 'a href-U'0022https://evibb.de/home/wir-trauern-um-ruth-engstfeld-schremper/"'Ruth Schgst , a gandher artist. Established in central and southern Mali, in a savannah area, the Bambara ," Bamana " or " unbelievers ", as the Muslims have named them, belong to the great Mande group, along with the Soninke and Malinke. Mainly farmers, but also herders, they make up the largest ethnic group in Mali. Animists, they believe in the existence of a creator god ...


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Ci Wara crest mask
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Bambara in African art. Composite abstract variant of Ci Wara, this tribal art sculpture evoking the antelope is developed into a zoomorphic body with two horizontally extended heads of horns, probably referring to a reference to twinning in the creation of the Bambara world. Underlined with rhombic motifs and parallel incisions, the object was restored in situ using metal staples and vegetable fibers. The matt oily patina is eroded in many places, revealing a clear, desiccated wood. Rectangular metal base. Carried at the top of the skull and held in place by a kind of little basket, these tyiwara masks, more generally crest, accompanied the dancers during the rituals of tòn, an association dedicated to agrarian cults. The masks roamed the field leaping to chase away the nyam, the evil ...


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Queen Bambara and her child
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Piece from the Cherel collection of African art.
Fertility in the spotlight in this statue of African art. Beautiful Bambara motherhood dealing with the body the agonies of time: erosion, dessications, stopped xylophage attacks, etc. These female statues named Gunadoudou were surrounded by statues depicting their servants, displaying offering cups or supporting their chests. The blacksmiths of the Dyo society used them during the ceremonies marking the end of the initiation.

This seated figure sports the distinctive hairstyle of the Bambara, a crest and two side mats, abdominal and jugular scarifications, and holds his child firmly above his prominent belly. The sculpture amazes by the contrast between the long bust and the small truncated legs.
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