BAMANA GAMEBOARDS, (MANKALA), Mali

BAMANA Gameboard 1
19", $300 

 

BAMANA Gameboard 2
4.5"x 34", $300 


Photographs © Tim Hamill

BAMANA, GAMEBOARDS (MANKALA) (Mancala, Wari), Mali

Gameboard 1 has been vetted as authentic, gameboard 2 was probably made to be sold.

Bamana gameboards range from everyday objects with monumental, simple forms to ornate pieces bringing status to the owner. They all show the creativity and power Africans put into functional objects.

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