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Art and Culture in Contemporary Africa. Burkina Faso 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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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

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

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

bwa tribe of burkina faso
Bwa tribe of Burkina Faso
  • From central Burkina Faso
bwa masks
Bwa masks
  • Masks are used in ceremonies to represent spirits of ancestors and the connections between humans and animals

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

the roll of masks
The Roll of Masks
  • Used to connect with the spiritual world
ere ibeji
  • Represents a twin child that has passed away

mende tribe
Mende tribe

nowo mask
Nowo Mask
  • Used in ceremony of a young girls transition into a women

Yoruba Tribe


Mende Tribe



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