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BOZO PUPPET FISH MALI

Bozo fish puppet is used by the Bozo tribe of central Mali to tell the stories of the tribe around the Bamana city of Segou or Bozo area of Mopti by Sogo ba masquerade.

The Bozo people are self-proclaimed “masters of the river” and thus fish are a major theme in the performances of oral tradition passed on to the community. Wooden, hand-carved and painted puppet fish are used to symbolize the community’s main industry.

The dimension is 118cm height and 15cm width for the blue painted fish.

The red painted fish dimension is 104cm height and 13cm width.