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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 fish 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. 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 Fish Mask
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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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Bozo Puppet Mask
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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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Bozo Polychromy of The African Art Sculptures of Mali
Bright Colors for this zoomorphic African mask with an elongated shape. 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 initiative of young people from the villages, mainly in the region of Ségou, and which plays an educational role. The invention of ...


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The puppet masks of the Bozo Theatre in Mali
This former African zoomorphic mask honors Faro, water genius. Abrasions of use. Shards on the dorsal ridge and fins. 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 people from the villages, ...


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Bozo fish mask
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Bozo polychrome works in the African art of Mali
This ancient African zoomorphic mask honors Faro, water genius. 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 theatre of Puppets Sogow bo which organizes itself on the initiative of young people from the villages, mainly in the region of Ségou, and which plays an educational role. The invention of these ...


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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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Articulated puppet Janus Maaniw Bozo
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In African art, Bozo puppets are zoomorphic or anthropomorphic.

This is a janus female bust with removable movable arms. At the top throne a similar bust janus also whose arms are bent, palms of visible hands. It rests on a conical base allowing it to be worn as a crest mask on the top of the head. As tradition in the Bozos, the room has a very rich polychrome. These puppets participate in the various shows that are organized at the initiative of the young people of the villages, mainly in the Ségou region. In Mali, the invention of the puppet is attributed to the geniuses of the bush who removed Toboji Centa, a bozo fisherman. During his stay with the geniuses, the man becomes familiar with this unknown art. Returning home, he goes to the blacksmiths sculptors and teaches ...

Bozo fish puppet
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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 Mask
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Happy polychrome of African art sculpted by Bozo fishermen.
Articulated fins, held by rubber strips, adorn the flanks of this long, bright yellow lacquered fish enhanced with red and black. Discreet erosions on the protrusions. 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 young people from the villages, ...


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Bozo zoomorphic puppet mask
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Bozo Polychromy in the African Art of Mali
The articulated jaws of this zoomorphic bozo puppet from Mali, sharing cheerful pink and bright green tones, animated his interventions in the context of traditional theatre. The piece was on a stick, and a textile of which there is only a fragment, nailed to the forehead, originally concealed the back side. The different protagonists of the play, animals and characters, in the form of masks but also puppets, were associated with the myths of origin. Seniority cracks.
Piece collected by Guy Mercier, consultant for the Solvay Group, who began to collect a vast collection of early art 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 ...

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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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Bozo Pirogue
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African art among the Bozo.
These, 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 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 people from the villages, mainly in the region of Ségou, and which plays an educational role. The invention of these puppets is attributed to the geniuses of the bush who removed Toboji Centa, a bozo fisherman


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