The Bamana (or Bambara) are members of the Mande culture, a large and powerful group of peoples in western Africa. The artistic tradition of the Bamana is rich, encompassing pottery, sculpture, beautiful bokolanfini cloth, and wrought-iron figures crafted by blacksmiths. They also have an extensive tradition of masks, which are used as a form of social control and community education. This volume focuses on the aesthetic qualities of the masterpieces of Bamana religious art in Mali and resituates them in their social, ...

Bamana 2009, 5 Continents, Milan, Italy

ISBN-13: 9788874393480