Bambara Antelope Headdress

Bambara Antelope Headdress 2013-07-22T14:57:25+00:00

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This Bambara Antelope Headdress from the Kangaba District of Mali is called a “Gonzon koun,” and is decorated with m ake goat hair and has elaborately carved ornaamentation that is indicative of traditional scarification practices.  The wooden head of the antelope is carved to swivel on its body as the headdress is danced, mainly in agricultural festivals.

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