FUNCTION: the so-called Sogobo theatre has an important function among the Bamana, it allows to expiate and to appease social tensions, by mocking all of the previous village conflicts this way;
the show is the result of the youth societies.
POPULATION: Bambara or Bamana village of Sirabougou, region of Djenné.
MATERIALS: squared wooden base, enabling it to be tied to the rest of the structure, which will be hidden from the crowd, only the head, which is in this case the representation of a Fula woman, will be visible; richly decorated with brass and aluminium slats, highlighted with glass-beads and cotton earrings.
DIMENSIONS: 88 cm high by 20 cm wide.
DESCRIPTION: elongated face, the triple panelled hairdo, as well as the brass coating represent an important lady from high society.
PROVENANCE: collected in situ by the antiquarian Madou Sagara, a Dogon merchant from the Bandiagara Cliffs; Farafi Gallery, Aix en Provence, specialist in Arts of Mali for more than twenty-five years.
Careful shipment via registered express parcel, including the description and a picture.
- head of castel puppet
- Indigenous object name
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Aluminium, Brass, Glass beads, Wood
- Mid 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 88×15×20 cm
- 3.5 kg