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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.


Lock Bambara
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African art > African Lock > Lock Bambara

"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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African art > African mask > Masque Bamana

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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African art > African Statues > Statue Dyonyeni

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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African art > African mask > Ci Wara Mask

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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Ci Wara Bambara crest
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African art > African bronze > Ci Wara mask

Antelope stylized (hyppotrague) , dark patina. The translation means “fawn-coloured ground” Emblem of the tòn, associations intended for agricultural work.The associations tòn, fraternity of age, bring together the young people (boys and girls) of the same septennial age group. Associations with social aim, they helped the most impoverished with the agricultural work. At the time of these works, - preceded by a sacrificator holding a fetish - a couple of masked dancers occurred, Tyiwara “deer of the culture”, accompanied by a mask buffoon. The masks traversed the field while leaping, in order to drive out this one the nyama, malefic emanations, to detect any danger or to flush out the evil geniuses able to steal the heart or the seeds' sinews from the crop plants . The male Tyiwara ...


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

This model, illustrating one of the stylized variations of Ci Wara, is the representation of a hippoatgue antelope whose high horns are curved backwards. Sculpted by the number, a blacksmith joining the group of craftsmen nyamakala , it has fine parallel incisions evoking the coat and diamonds. Matte patina and black brown dry. Localized abrasions.
Worn at the top of the skull and held in place by a kind of small basket or a cotton cap, these crests accompanied the dancers during the rituals of the tun , an association dedicated to agricultural work. The masks roamed the field leaping in order to drive out the nyama, evil scents, and to detect any danger, or to hunt down evil geniuses that could delight the souls of cultivated plants as well as the vital strength of their Seeds. ...


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Masque Ntomo Bamana
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Ex- french African art collection.
Remarkable for its decoration of cauris encrusted in clay material, this mask of imposing dimensions was intended for the initiation society of young boys from 5 to 10 years old. Despite the influence of Islam, these rites persist in the Niger Valley. The long rectangular nose marks the Bambara's predilection for this organ in their tribal statuary, as it evokes the sociability and cohesion of the clan, as opposed to the narrowness of the mouth associated with prudence and speech control. The crest consists of a stylized round-bump sculpture evoking a bird, surrounded by two straight horns.
Slight brown patina, good condition despite some damaged cauris.
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Cavalier Bamana
African art > African Rider > Cavalier Bambara

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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