Wholesale Fair Trade African Gifts & Decor

Smaller River Fish Puppets from Mali in Assorted Colors

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SKU: oak36f

Availability: In Stock

Origin: Mali

Size: 14-17" long

Materials: Wood, paint, fabric, leather

These beautifully crafted wooden puppets are collected from a Bozo craftsman in Mali by our friends Joe and Fatou at JoFa Imports in Phoenix, Arizona. The Bozo are known as "masters of the river", and their culture centers around their interaction with the Niger River.

Fatou writes, "After long hours of work fishing and hauling in nets, villagers come together to celebrate. Puppets are brought out, and competitions are held to find the best performers. Tribal history, customs and morals are taught through the puppets."

We have a limited quantity of these one-of-a-kind sculptures in stock. Sold singly in assorted colors.