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Gothamgallery Fine African Art - Mali Bamana Jo Maternity Tribal Figure For Sale

Gothamgallery Fine African Art - Mali Bamana Jo Maternity Tribal Figure

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Outstanding African Mali Bamana Jo / Jonyeleni Figure Bougouni or Dioila Region

Height: 66 Centimeters
Measurements Sculpture Only
Wood
Estimated Early 20th Century
Fair
Highly stylized carving exaggerate features weathered aged surface
US East Coast - Estimated $18.00
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CONDITION
Wood deterioration especially to base, worn areas, chips and scrapes, larger chips to tips of coiffure to back, age cracks, overall condition fair. Thank you and please view my other items.

BACKGROUND
The Bambara or Bamana form the largest ethnic group within Mali Region of Africa. The triangle of the Bamana region, divided in two parts by the Niger River, constitutes the greater part of the western and southern Mali of today. The dry savanna permits no more than a subsistence economy, and the soil produces, with some difficulty, corn, millet, sorghum, rice, and beans. Their traditions include six male societies, each with its own type of mask. Initiation for men lasts for seven years and ends with their symbolic death and their rebirth. Nearly every Bamana man had to pass through these societies in succession, until, upon reaching the highest rank, he had acquired a comprehensive knowledge of ancestral traditions. The Jo society has become a sort of framework for other initiation society. Until a few decades ago, initiation was obligatory for every young man. Jo initiations take place every seven years, after candidates receive six years of special training. During this time, the young men go through a ritual death and live one week in the bush before returning to the village. There they publicly perform the dances and songs they have learned in the bush, and receive small presents from spectators. After a ritual bath that signals the end of their animal life, the new initiates become Jo children.

Painter Fred Uhlman words - Most of the artists I admired, Picasso, Modigliani, Deraini, to mention only a few, had collected African art and had been profoundly influenced by it. Shortly afterwards I bought the Baule Fetish and the Baule bobbin which are still two of the finest pieces in my collection. It is easy to see why I bought them and why from that moment I have never stopped collecting. The head of the bobbin or heddle - pulley which is after all only a functional object for the purpose of weaving seemed to me then and today as beautiful as a Greek goddess. The fetish moved me as deeply as the bobbin by its silent tragic dignity and its air of profound meditation.

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