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Superb Old African Bamana Antelope Head Puppet Mali On Stand
Superb Old African Bamana Antelope Head Puppet Mali On Stand
Superb Old African Bamana Antelope Head Puppet Mali On Stand
Superb Old African Bamana Antelope Head Puppet Mali On Stand
Superb Old African Bamana Antelope Head Puppet Mali On Stand
Superb Old African Bamana Antelope Head Puppet Mali On Stand
Superb Old African Bamana Antelope Head Puppet Mali On Stand

Superb Old African Bamana Antelope Head Puppet Mali On Stand

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$538.50
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$1,000.00
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SUPERB ANTIQUE TJI WARA- CHIWARA- antelope heaud puppet  FROM BAmana People MALI.on a custom made black wood stand .

 SHOWING An  ANTELOPE The long neck as well as the rope to the head hepl to carry the piece move it around during the performance.  , THIS IS A REAL ANTIQUE PIECE AT LEAST 80 YEARS OLD, USED, NOT A SOUVENIR ITEM, COMING FROM A FINE COLLECTION. minor losses due to age and use pls check pictures .

 

Such marionettes were  used  during a public masquerade  in the region around the Bamana city of Segou.  This festival  is a long tradition found among the Bamana and the Bozo. Performed today by the young men of the region it was first adapted from the Bozo people living along the Niger River.  Dance troops of young men, members of local youth groups, sing, dance, drum, manipulate puppets in creating performances called Sogo Bo.  Though considered to be a form of entertainment , the performances are directed towards a description of the moral universe and the imperfection of humans and the need to educate people as regards ethical behavior and how to

attain a religious way of life. 

 with the stand Measures: 23.5 " H x 14" D  x 7" Inches.

THIS IS A VERY RARE ITEM.

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