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Bozo Fish Puppet, Mali

Bozo Fish Puppet, Mali

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Bozo Fish Puppet, Mali

The Bozo people are a fishing tribe on the Niger River. These puppets are used in processions celebrating the river. They are puppets because the fins can move creating a clicking sound. The puppets are therefore also used as rhythmic instruments. Wood, paint, Mali.

 

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