Tribal art > African mask > Bambara Mask
This large animal mask, not subject to initiation rites, offers a nice balance of volumes. It is in the Bougoumi region that villagers gather each year to celebrate the end of the dry season, through masked dances and abundant consumption of beer and palm wine. This mask is the first to come on stage before other zoomorphic masks. Old patina, smooth and locally abraded. Indigenous restorations using metal sheets. Slight impacts.
Total top on a pedestal: 85 cm.
in central and southern Mali, in a savannah area, the Bambara, Bamana (c) or unbelievers, as the Muslims have named them, belong to the great Mande group, along with the Soninke and Malinke. Mostly farmers, but also herders, they make up the largest ethnic group in Mali. The groups of craftsmen bambara nyamakala , more ...