BOZO MASKS, Mali

 

Bozo
Mask 1
58" high
$800

Bozo
Mask 2
56" high
$2000

Bozo
Mask 3
79" high
$1000

 

Bozo
Mask 8
47" high x 61" wide
$2000

     

Bozo
Mask 9
53.5" high x 26" wide
$1500

 

Bozo
Mask 10
76" high x 51" wide
$1500

 

Bozo
Mask 7
14" high
$350

These masks have been vetted as authentic but except for Mask 2 show few signs of age or use.

Photographs © Tim Hamill

Bozo Masks, Mali

These large colorful masks are assembled from several pieces of wood, carved, then decorated with paint, metal and fabric. They were sometimes displayed on boat prows, since the Bozo fish on the Niger River. They are neighbors to the Bamana and Marka who also make masks covered in metal.

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GO TO MASKS AND HEADS PAGE

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