BAMANA / DOGON HUNTERS' SHIRTS, Mali


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 BAMANA / DOGON
Shirt 13
43" high x 62" wide
$1000

BAMANA / DOGON
Shirt 4
32" high x 42" wide
$400

  BAMANA / DOGON
Shirt 12
35" high x 46" wide
$400

BAMANA / DOGON
Shirt 6
27" high x 43" wide
$300

 BAMANA / DOGON
Shirt 7
35" high x 58" wide
$400 

  BAMANA / DOGON
Shirt 10
39" high x 62" wide
$300

Photographs © Tim Hamill

BAMANA, Hunter's Shirts, Jackets or Tunics, Mali

These shirts have all been vetted as authentic, several with evidence of extensive use.

These garments, called shirts, jackets or tunics were worn by Dogon or Bamana men for protection in the forest, from both wild animals and dangerous spirits. A successful hunter must not only be master of the forest and wild animals, but must also have the spiritual power necessary to negotiate the dangerous supernatural realm. They are often embellished with small objects, animal horns, mirrors, jewelry, and leather pouches, that provide the "spiritual armor" necessary to protect the hunter from both real and spirit forces.

The pieces can be pinned to a wall or hung over a single rod, as we did for photographing them.

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