Bozo people live along Niger river and are related to Bamana. They are known as people of the fish as they make their living by fishing in addition to hunting. Bozo create masks and puppets of vivid colors. These were created for the celebration of the beginning of the fishing season! The fins on this fish move once the black protective stripes are removed.
The guide who located it for us comes from the family of a well known collector and dealer of Bozo art in Mali.
We can create a museum quality mount for $120 + shipping
Sold at Estate Sale