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Baga Visions of Africa (N° 19481)

The Baga, along with the Nalu and Landuma, are a small community of rice farmers living along the Guinean coast in West Africa. They became famous following the discovery of their extraordinary sculptures by explorers, colonial administrators, ethnologists, collectors and art dealers in the late 19th century. Today, the art of the Baga is admired in public and private collections in Northern Europe. Their works consist mainly of different types of wooden masks and statues of various sizes, as well as wonderful percussion instruments, chieftain's chairs and other skillfully carved utilitarian objects.
All these sacred objects were once created and used as important elements of their ritual behavior based on the manifestation of their deities, ancestor worship, rites of passage, secret brotherhoods and the performance of important social ceremonies such as weddings, funerals and harvests.
But more recently, they have also included entirely new carved works created by talented and highly skilled artisans who have been influenced by colonization and newly introduced religions, while finding inspiration in traditional myths and legends. Fascinating examples of this eclecticism are the settler figures depicted standing, on horseback or on the back of a bird, the many kinds of female busts depicting Mami Wata, the sea goddess, winged figures, bestiaries associated with tales and legends, and personifications of the heroic founders of their villages.

Author: Marie Yvonne Curtis
Editions: Five Continents
Color photographs
Condition: NEW

Language: English
Number of pages: 140
Dimensions: 240 x 170 mm
ISBN : 978-8874398201  

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