About the Bamana People “The 2,500,000 Bambara people, also called Bamana, form the largest ethnic group within Mali and occupy the central part of the country, in an area of the savannah. They live principally from agriculture, with some subsidiary cattle rearing in the northern part of their territory. The[…]
Dogon Female African Statue from Mali – 28.5″ A great example of a hand carved Dogon female African Statue from Mali. Dogon people are known for their geometric style of the human body. This piece has exaggerated features shown in the face, breasts and stomach. She is alert, but sitting,[…]
About Senufo Figures “Senufo figures vary a great deal but nevertheless can be identified by their heart-shaped faces, arrow-shaped noses and crescent coiffures. Their height varies from 15 to 120 cm. Smaller statues representing divination figures or nature spirits have also been made. They are given offerings, which are sometimes[…]
About the Songye People “During the 16th century, the Songye migrated from the Shaba area, which is now the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire), and settled on the left bank of the Lualaba River, on a savannah and forest-covered plateau. Divided into numerous sub-groups, the 150,000 Songye people are[…]
Amazing wooden statue from Africa. The Yoruba are the largest cultural group on the African continent, with nearly 40 million people. The word ‘Yoruba’ describes both the language and a tribe living across Nigeria and the Popular Republic of Benin, in an area of forest and savannah.