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Bambara

Bambara people are one of the most studied ethnic groups in West Africa. We find them in Mali. They declare themselves of origin Mandé. Traditionally, they are divided into villages under the authority of a family whose chief, fama, enjoys considerable powers. Their culture is essentially centered around agrarian rites and initiatory societies. Their cosmogony is very complex. Among their artistic productions are the famous Ci Wara / Tyi Wara crest mask, the masks of Korè, Kono, Mama and N'tomo. Bambara sculptors also produce statues of very variable size with strong features, such as female figures with imposing breasts.

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