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Bwa Koro / Bobo warrior dancer statue fetish - Mali - African Art Tribal Art
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  • Title: Bwa Koro / Bobo warrior dancer statue fetish - Mali - African Art Tribal Art
  • Item Category: Statue, warrior, fetish, dance
  • Date/Period: Mid 20th century
  • Origin: Mali
  • Materials: Wood, fabric
  • Dimensions: 23,62 Inch
  • Weight: 3,75 Pounds
  • Note: Stand not included.
  • Additional Information: This type of realization is found only among the Bwa located in Mali on the Tominian plateau.
    They are the representation of a dancer who wears a mask of leaves which in essence is ephemeral since it is composed of a net of vegetable fibers, all surmounted by an ornament of feathers.
    The costumes do not survive beyond the dance day.
    They can only be carried with the sap still present in the plants.
    They are the embodiment of the Do, of nature's ability to regenerate itself with each season.
    In the Bwa culture, there is a real duality between these plant creations which by the ephemeral refer not to a circumscribed temporality but to a metaphysical notion of a precisely timeless force capable of renewing itself by its very essence.
    On the contrary, wooden creations symbolize the culture of men.
    It is therefore a bridge between these two entities.
    The leaf mask is not only used in fertility rites but also for village purification.
    Their extrapolation into fetishes makes it possible to confer this capacity on the village to be reborn by itself, to purify itself, but within a conceptual framework apprehensible for the culture of men.
    There are therefore few examples of these fetishes since they do not fall within the framework of annual festivals, or initiation rites of young people.

    Reserve: $158.00

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  • Location: This item ships from Belgium

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    Bwa Koro / Bobo warrior dancer statue fetish - Mali - African Art Tribal Art

    Estimate $273 - $315
    Jun 22, 2022
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    Starting Price $120
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    0074: Bwa Koro / Bobo warrior dancer statue fetish - Mali - African Art Tribal Art

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    Est. $273 - $315Starting Price $120
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    Lot 0074 Details

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  • Title: Bwa Koro / Bobo warrior dancer statue fetish - Mali - African Art Tribal Art
  • Item Category: Statue, warrior, fetish, dance
  • Date/Period: Mid 20th century
  • Origin: Mali
  • Materials: Wood, fabric
  • Dimensions: 23,62 Inch
  • Weight: 3,75 Pounds
  • Note: Stand not included.
  • Additional Information: This type of realization is found only among the Bwa located in Mali on the Tominian plateau.
    They are the representation of a dancer who wears a mask of leaves which in essence is ephemeral since it is composed of a net of vegetable fibers, all surmounted by an ornament of feathers.
    The costumes do not survive beyond the dance day.
    They can only be carried with the sap still present in the plants.
    They are the embodiment of the Do, of nature's ability to regenerate itself with each season.
    In the Bwa culture, there is a real duality between these plant creations which by the ephemeral refer not to a circumscribed temporality but to a metaphysical notion of a precisely timeless force capable of renewing itself by its very essence.
    On the contrary, wooden creations symbolize the culture of men.
    It is therefore a bridge between these two entities.
    The leaf mask is not only used in fertility rites but also for village purification.
    Their extrapolation into fetishes makes it possible to confer this capacity on the village to be reborn by itself, to purify itself, but within a conceptual framework apprehensible for the culture of men.
    There are therefore few examples of these fetishes since they do not fall within the framework of annual festivals, or initiation rites of young people.

    Reserve: $158.00

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $65.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination. International shipping may be subject to VAT.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from Belgium

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
  • Condition
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    Good, see pictures.

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