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The Bozo people are a fishing tribe on the Niger River. These puppets are used in processions celebrating the river. They are puppets because the fins can move creating a clicking sound. The puppets are therefore also used as rhythmic instruments. These fish have some age but were sculpted for decorative purposes.
length 46 inches, custom mounted.

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Bozo Fish Puppets, Mali

Estimate $200 - $500Jan 16, 2018
1050 2nd Ave.
Gallery 86
New York, NY 10022
United States
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