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Art and Culture in Contemporary Africa. Burkina Faso www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countries/africa/bf.htm. Mossi tribe of Burkina Faso. Tribe of over 3 million people Largest in Burkina Faso Gained independence from French in 1960.

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burkina faso www worldatlas com webimage countries africa bf htm

Burkina Fasowww.worldatlas.com/webimage/countries/africa/bf.htm

mossi tribe of burkina faso
Mossi tribe of Burkina Faso
  • Tribe of over 3 million people
  • Largest in Burkina Faso
  • Gained independence from French in 1960.
  • Only tribe of inland west Africa to have a centralized government

www.zyama.com/mossi/pics.htm

www.sodemartsheel.com/burkinafasoimage1_painted_houses.htm

introducing girls to mossi art
Introducing girls to Mossi art
  • The Bigga Doll

www.zyama.com/mossi/pics..htm

the role of masks
The role of masks
  • Masks are used to honor the spirits of nature

www.zyama.com/mossi/A349mossi.jpg

www.zyama.com/mossi/S2M9M562.jpg

bwa tribe of burkina faso
Bwa tribe of Burkina Faso
  • From central Burkina Faso
  • www.ethnix.com/Masks/CATEGORY/Plank/bobobwa/05.html
bwa masks
Bwa masks
  • Masks are used in ceremonies to represent spirits of ancestors and the connections between humans and animals

store1.yimg.com/I/art98_1814_72964437

yoruba tribe of nigeria
Yoruba Tribe of Nigeria
  • Over ten million people in the Yoruba tribe
  • They are from Nigeria

www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/africa/ng.htm

the roll of masks
The Roll of Masks
  • Used to connect with the spiritual world
  • www.rebirth.co.za/images/Yoruba_mask_EBR_2325.jpg
ere ibeji
ERE IBEJI
  • Represents a twin child that has passed away

www.randafricanart.com/images/charm_1_.jpg

www.randafricanart.com/images/twins2_1_.jpg

mende tribe
Mende tribe

www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/africa/sl.htm

nowo mask
Nowo Mask
  • Used in ceremony of a young girls transition into a women
  • gallery.sjsu.edu/exhibits/african/africaexhibit/imageswitharrows/mendemask.html
references
References

Yoruba Tribe

  • http://www.rebirth.co.za/yoruba_mask_history_meaning.htm
  • http://www.randafricanart.com/Yoruba_Ibeji.html

Mende Tribe

  • www.uiowa.edu/~africart/toc/people/Mende.html
  • gallery.sjsu.edu/exhibits/african/africaexhibit/imageswitharrows/mendemask.html

Books

  • Art History (second edition) 2005, Peterson Education, Inc.,
  • Africa the Art of a Continent, Time Warner & Warner Brothers
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