Bambara Baboon Mask

Bambara Baboon Mask 2013-07-22T14:54:40+00:00

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Known as a Zantegeba, which translates as “he with large paws.” this mask from the Bamako District of Mali was once danced in the western Bambara country by age-set society males.  The masquerade was most likely performed at night so that women and children would not be witness to it.

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