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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.


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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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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Ci Wara Bambara Crest Mask
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In African art, the Bambara have so-called hippotragues or large stylized antelope masks.
This stylized piece, a combination of two superimposed zoomorphic figures, it was to be placed on a basket on the head of the parade, it is a mask called crest, the Ci Wara or "fauve of the earth", emblem of the ton, associations intended for agricultural work.
The associations ton, fraternity of age, bring together young people (boys and girls) of the same age class. Associations for social purposes, they helped the poorest to work in the fields. On the occasion of this work, a couple of masked dancers, the Tyiwara "fauves of culture", accompanied by a buffoon mask, performed.
One ear is partly missing behind the horns. Slight cracks, abrasions.


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Statuette Bambara Nyeleni
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Sculpture named "little favorite", Nyeleni in Bambara, represented frontally, palms forward, breasts in "obus" on a narrow bust widening towards a wide prominent buttocks. The half-flexed legs are proportionally reduced. The face is covered with a streaked crest whose side mats frame the ears of the "en horseshoe. The piece, streaked with notches and parallel grooves, features a light brown matte patina with powdery beige ocré inlays.
Desication cracks. 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 ...


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Lock Bambara
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"Bambara African Art"

Targette Bambara consists of two pieces arranged in a cross, the chest, vertical, and the transom, horizontal and provided with a hollow in which will be inserted the key. A stylized face, at the top, resting on a triangular neck, is framed by two high horns, the cross is also reinforced with a metal part in the sliding lower part. Finish grids are incised on the object and allude to values ​​and belief Bambara would represent the creative waters and the four cardinal points. The locks, generally belonging to women and symbolizing the union of two people, can be offered to them by their husbands on the occasion of a birth or to celebrate the installation of the wife at her husband's house. This is therefore personal property that can be passed on to ...


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Ci Wara Bambara Vertical Crest Mask
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The Ti-wara in African art.
It would be an animal - genius called Ciwara who would have taught the Bambara to cultivate the land. They recall the myth through the stylized representation of a hippotrague antelope, whose name ci wara means "fauve of the earth". The ears and snout are also adorned with cotton yarn pom poms on the head and sides of the oxidized copper slats. The top of the horns tilted backwards is also covered with leather and hair. These characteristics make it possible to attribute it to the stylistic canons of the Ségou region. Speckled matte patina. Worn at the top of the skull and held in place by a kind of small basket, these crests accompanied the dancers during the rituals of the tun , an association dedicated to agricultural work. The masks roamed the field, ...


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Ci Wara Bambara Crest Mask
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African art > African mask > Ci Wara Mask

The Ti-wara in African art.
It would be an animal - genius called Ciwara who would have taught the Bambara to cultivate the land. They recall the myth through the stylized representation of a hippotrague antelope, whose name ci wara means "fauve of the earth". Decorated on the head and the sides of metal veneers engraved with the repulsed, the ears and snout are also embellished with cotton yarn pompoms attached to pearls. The top of the horns tilted backwards is also covered with leather and hair. This vertical sculpture of Ci Wara is represented here with successive arches depicting the mane, so it is a male antelope. Masks usually danced as a couple. Mate patina, sparse abrasions. Worn at the top of the skull and held in place by a basket-making hat, these crests accompanied the ...


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N tomo Bambara Mask
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This African Bambara mask is topped with an antelope figure associated with agrarian rites. Parallel horns with even numbers indicating that it is a female mask also rise at the top. The oblong face, accentuated by fine scarified patterns, asserts itself thanks to an imposing buzzed nose dominating prominent lips. An oiled patina has a matte, velvety appearance on this piece.
Cassure under the chin.
We find the Bambara , Bamana , in central and southern Mali. This name means "inunbeliever" and was given to them by Muslims. They belong to the large group Mande , like the Soninke and Malinke. Animists, they also believe in the existence of a creator god generically called Ngala, who has 266 sacred attributes. One, every day of the 9 lunar months that lasts the gestation of a ...


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Bozo polychrome face mask
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Ex-French African art collection.
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. They revere a water genius named Faro.In addition to their remarkable masks, the Bozo and Bambara are renowned for their puppets of various size and frequently articulated, exhibited at the Puppet Theatre Sogow Bo which is organized on the initiative village youth, mainly in the Ségou region, which plays an educational role. Multicolored geometric patterns and graphic symbols are painted on this zoomorphic mask, likely in relation to ...


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Komo Bambara Warakun Mask
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Ex-Belgian African art collection.
Stripped of any ornamentation, this African Komo Bambara mask, with toothed jaws, offers a cracked matte patina that softens the geometry of the piece. The crust on the object was once from a sacred lake, reinforcing the magical character of the mask. The hair tops, inserted by tufts on the mask, were mostly from the porcupine. Residual blue pigment inlays. From the guy Mercier collection of tribal art, consultant for the Solvay group, which undertook it 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 collection nevertheless comes from \


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Ci Wara Bamana two-headed crest
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African art > African mask > Mask Ci wara

Slender look for this African mask Ci wara: a stylized hippotrague antelope, whose name ci wara means "fauve of the earth" rises vertically from a rectangular base. A second pair of horns, longer, echoes that of the top and extends with an anthropomorphic head with a crest. Metal clips allow the various elements to be slightly mobilized. The room is decorated with triangular patterns and parallel lines that evoke the animal's hairs and braids on the human head. Velvet matte patina, abrasions with protrusions revealing a light wood.br-Carried at the top of the skull and held in place by a kind of small basket, these crests accompanied the dancers during the rituals of the ton , association dedicated to the work Agricultural. The masks roamed the field leaping to drive out the nyama, evil ...

Ci wara kun Bamana crest mask
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African art > African mask > Bambara Mask

The Ti-wara, Ci wara, in African art.
It would be an animal - genius called Ciwara who would have taught the Bambara to cultivate the land. They recall the myth through the stylized representation of a hippotrague antelope, whose name ci wara means "fauve of the earth". Successive arches feature the wide neckline of a mane. The characteristics make it possible to attribute it to the stylistic canons of the Ségou region. The room is embellished with fine decorative motifs.
Cracks. Break restored on one ear. Uniform matte brown skate, clay residue.
The Bambara, Bamana, from central and southern Mali belong to the large Mande group, such as the Soninke and Malinke. Animists, they believe in the existence of a creative god generically called Ngala and who maintains the ...

Markha janiform hem mask
African art > African mask > Markha Mask

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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Fetish Boli Bambara
African art > African fetish > Statue Boli

Zoomorphic fetish with four legs and a head with a thick muffle and a horn-like growth. The smooth, clear clay surface is locally cracked.
Called boli (pl. boliw), buffle , in African art, this fetish of varying size plays a central role in the ritual life of the Mandingo region. There are pocket-sized "Boliw", and others owned by chiefdoms, initiation societies such as the men's initiation associations Kono and Komo whose members progress through a process spanning decades, and even at Etats.La main function of a boli is to accumulate and control the natural life force called nyama for the spiritual benefit of the community. Used as altars or performed during dance performances, they are creations based on revelations miraculously granted to the geniuses of the bush and transmitted ...


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Bambara antelope face mask
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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Fetish Boli Bambara
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African art > African fetish > Statue Boli

Called boli (pl. boliw), buffle , in African art, this fetish of varying size plays a central role in the ritual life of the Mandingo region. There are pocket-sized "Boliw", and others owned by chiefdoms, initiation societies such as the men's initiation associations Kono and Komo whose members progress through a process spanning decades, and even at Etats.La main function of a boli is to accumulate and control the natural life force called nyama for the spiritual benefit of the community. Used as altars or performed during dance performances, they are creations based on revelations miraculously granted to the geniuses of the bush and transmitted to the soothsayers, using active amalgams from nature and, or daliluw . Animal bones, plant materials, honey and metal are aggregated around an ...


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Female figure Bambara Dyonyeni
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Rounded and high volumes adjoin in this African statue of Favorite ", Dyonyeni, Nyeleni in Bambara, represented half-flexed legs leaning on a circular base. The ovoid face with a straight nasal arch is topped with braids, with cupy ears that evoke a particular acuity. The scarred body shows signs of motherhood and fertility through full and stretched breasts, in shells, the buttocks bounced and the bust endowed with a prominent umbilical associated with lineage, transmission. The position of the hands, on either side, palms facing the sky, clearly allude to a ritual. Oily and powdery skate. Very slight cracks in desication.
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 ...

Horizontal Crest Ci Wara Bamana
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The fifth initiation society Bambara , Bamana , is called tyiwara (here, cultivate, wara, fawn) and is still practiced today in some villages. These crest masks evoking the antelope, oryx or hippotrague dagé depending on the case, are available vertically and horizontally. Presenting themselves to the public in pairs, male and female, the wearers of the masks adopt a symbolic choreography in relation to agriculture. Belonging to the regional type Goso kun , emanating from the Bamako region, this horizontal crest is dotted with triangular incisions, intersecting lines and hatches evoking the animal's coat. Its tapered ears are punctured at regular intervals. The size of the stylized head contrasts with the rest of the body. Clear matte patina, abrasions and desication cracks.
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Masque Bamana Lion
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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Ciwart horizontal Bambara
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African art > African mask > Mask Ci wara

Belonging to the regional type Goso kun , emanating from the Bamako region, this horizontal African mask is covered with parallel incisions and alternating geometric patterns evoking the animal's coat. The tapered ears, in line of the horns, are perforated at regular intervals and garnished with cotton pompoms. The size of the stylized head, with its tapered snout, contrasts with the rest of the body that seems ready to pounce. In the African tribal ritual, worn at the top of the skull and held in place by a cotton cap, these African masks accompanied the dancers dressed in black-fibre tunics, during the rituals of the tun , an association dedicated to the work Agricultural. The fifth initiation society Bambara , Bamana , is called tyiwara (here, cultivate, wara, fawn) and is still ...


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Men s statue Bambara Guantigui
African art > African Statues > Statue Bamana

The Bambara, Bamana, central and southern Mali belong to the large group Mande , as well as the soninke and the 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. Six male associations, the Dyow, using Bambara masks and statues, structure the Bambara community: young people first enter the circumcision society not tomo, then that of the komo, the nama, kono , the koré and finally the agrarian society Tyi Wara Large masked festivals close the initiation rites of the association dyo and the ritual of the gwan bambara in the south of the bambara country. Spread over a seven-year period for men, they are less demanding for women. The new ...


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