BAMANA IRON RIDERS ARCHIVES, MALI

The figures below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

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BAMANA
Iron 1
SOLD

 

BAMANA
Iron 1
SOLD

 

BAMANA
Iron 2
SOLD

 

BAMANA
Iron 2
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

BAMANA, Iron Riders, Mali

These forged iron figures exhibit the technical skill and artistry that Bamana blacksmiths brought to their work. They would do the smelting to get the iron from iron ore, then heat and hammer out both the tools and weapons used and the important ritual objects.

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