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Bamana Rider (N° 18330)

The Bamana, like the Dogon, magnify the ancestors through representations of cavaliers. The latter are major characters in the puppet theater organized by youth associations.
These works also evoke the horse races between young Bamana. The character rides without stirrups, and is wearing the traditional cap.
Grayish matte patina. Misses.
The Bambara of central and southern Mali belong to the large Mande group, like the Soninke and Malinke. Groups of Bambara artisans nyamakala , more specifically the blacksmiths named numu , are in charge of carving ritual objects, endowed with the nyama , occult energy. Using fire and magical objects, the role of healer and diviner is also attributed to them. Their powers are transmitted to their women, who alone have the right to produce pottery. Six male associations, the Dyow , using Bambara masks, structure the Bambara community: young people first enter the n'tomo circumcision society, then comes the komo ,the nama , the kono , the koré and finally the Tyi Wara agrarian society.  

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OriginEx-collection française
Height cm58
Depth26 cm
Width7 cm
Weight2.45 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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