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200358 - Tribal Used African Bozo fish marionet - Mali


Mali : Old and Rare Tribal Used African Bozo Fish Marionet.
Hand carved from a single piece of colorful painted wood.
Long : 54 cm.
This is a fabulous Bozo Fish Puppet that comes from Mali. The Bozo people are a fishing tribe on the Niger River. These puppets are used in processions celebrating the river. They are puppets because the fins can move creating a clicking sound. The puppets are therefore also used as rhythmic instruments. These fish have some age but were sculpted for decorative purposes.