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African art - Bobo:

Ethnic group settled in Burkina Faso, they speak a language of origin Mande.


Bobo crest mask
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The African art sculptures of bobo, Bwa, Kurumba and Mossi, living in Burkina Faso, frequently take up and combine stylized elements borrowed from humans, animals or insects. It is the spirits of nature that are supposed to determine the well-being and prosperity of an individual, and adversity will be seen as the result of neglect scars of collective rites. An African mask decorated with polychrome diamonds symbolizing the magical amulets of the Bobo, it sports a female figure at the top linked to the geniuses of the earth. The masks are repainted with each new dance season. These heavy masks, usually designed around a hemispheric helmet with a horned crest or growth, occurred during agricultural rituals to restore the balance of the land. Their significance was revealed during the ...


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Bobo anthropozoomorphic statue of Mali
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Wanted to Wuro, creator of the land and animals, his son Dwo remained to help the men incarnated in the masks, this statue adopts the headdress of the Bobo of Mali on a face- extended with a toothed beak perhaps evoking the calao. The whole thing forms a supernatural being leaning on an ancestor cane. The grooves on the surface would refer to the leaf or fiber costumes worn by masked dancers. Remains of clay libations form dandruff deposits on matte wood. Cracks, abrasions. br /
Mandingosu, most of which lives in eastern Burkina Faso, but also in southern Mali, the bobo Fing culture is similar to that of the Bambara. They are organized in lineages led by councils of elders. In each village altars are erected under the authority of the blacksmiths, priests of the cult of Dwo, but ...

Bobo Fing Newenka Mask
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Variant of the African mask Bobo Fing Newenka, also borrowing features of the mask kellé, it is characterized by a zoomorphic head whose horns are based on a panel.

This voluminous copy was carried exclusively by the members of the caste of blacksmiths During the mourning ceremonies, to accompany the deceased to his ultimate residence, the volta.At the moment the eyes of the mask were hollowed out, always starting with the left eye, the spiritual incarnation came alive in the The upper part of the mask, in a crescent, represents the flight of a bird, locally matted patina, crusty residues, drying fissures, and old polychrome motifs are faintly visible on the crest, libation coatings were probably applied for new ceremonies Mandingo people, most of whom live in eastern Burkina ...


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Bobo hem mask
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A variant of the African mask Newenka of the Bobo Fing, also borrowing features of the mask kelled , it is characterized by a cephalomorphic helmet whose stylized crest ends in two panels. This type of mask was worn exclusively by members of the blacksmith caste, during mourning ceremonies, to accompany the deceased to his ultimate residence, the volta. By the time the mask's eyes were hollowed out, always starting with the left eye, the spiritual incarnation, the guardian spirit of the Do, came to life in the room. The top of the mask, crescent, would represent the flight of a bird. The Do mask linked to the cult of blacksmiths is a structure composed of only plant fibres, without a wood structure. (S. Diakonoff, the Soul of Africa)Satin dark patina. The Mandingo people, most of whom ...


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Bobo Nyanga Mask
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Mandingo people, most of whom live in eastern Burkina Faso, but also in southern Mali, the culture of Bobo Fing is similar to that of Bambara . They are organized in led by elders' councils. In each village altars are erected under the authority of the blacksmiths, priests of the cult of Dwo, but the Bobo also worship secondary spirits and those of the ancestors. In addition to objects carved from wood, they also make fibre-leaf masks that they will wear at ceremonies to establish a relationship with the spiritual world. The most important wooden masks are the sacred altar masks (molo and nwenke), the masks that accompany them ( nyanga) and those of entertainment ( Bole , sing. bolo). Before the rainy season, in order to restore the balance of nature, the masked dancers embodying the ...


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Mali s Bobo Rider
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A rider missing an arm, displaying a tubular face-museau crowned with a sagittal crest, a characteristic hairstyle of the Mali Bobo, rides an equine with simple shapes. The naïve nature of animal sculpture evokes a docile companion. The legs disappear into a rectangular base. The figure's body, covered with scales, refers to the masks of ethnic leaves. Eroded part, desication cracks. Matte and velvety clear skate.
Divided between Burkina and Mali, the Bobo make leaf masks that embody the clan's founding ancestors. Their culture is similar to that of the bamana and minianka of Mali. Their creator god is Wuro, Dwo being the privileged interlocutor of men, assisted by spirits "secondary", such as the Wiyaxe, anthropomorphic geniuses whose altars sometimes received sculptures, and the ...


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Bobo helmet mask
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A combination of vivid contrasting geometric patterns appears under the ritual coating of this African Janiform mask. A cemetery brings together the two faces. The painted motifs symbolize the magical amulets of Bobo. The masks are repainted each new dance season. Common features are to be noted with some masks-helmets of Markha, other Mandinka ethnic group. Slight cracks. These heavy masks, usually designed around a hemispheric helmet with a crest or corneal growths, were used in agricultural rituals to restore the earth’s balance. Their significance was revealed during the initiation of young boys.
The Mandingo people, most of whom live in eastern Burkina Faso, but also in southern Mali, the Bobo Fing culture is similar to that of the ...


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