What is Senufo sculpture?
All Senufo art is made by specialized artisans, which may diminish regional stylistic differences. Figures representing the ancestors are common, as are brass miniatures and small statues, which are used in divination. There are several types of masks used by the Poro society.
What is Senufo art?
The art of the Senufo, born in a vast geographical area across West Africa, was key in the creation of the artistic avant-garde in the early twentieth century. With its cubist shapes and striking masks, Senufo art inspired visionary artists from Miró to Fernand Léger.
Why is farming thought of as the noblest profession among the Senufo Tagba?
Farming is considered the first and noblest profession. It is thought of as the profession of free people who have control over what they do in their lives and when they do it. Everyone does some farming during the rainy season (approximately late May through early October).
Why is gonde mask important?
The masks are danced in public during ceremonies that mark the transition of young girls to womanhood and also at the investiture and funeral of a paramount chief. However this mask belongs to a second category of helmet mask, known as gonde.
Who are the Senufo?
The Senufo are predominantly an agricultural people cultivating corn, millet, yams, and peanut. Senufo villages consist of small mud-brick homes.
Where can I find media related to the Senoufo people?
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Senufo people. The Senufo people at Art&Life in Africa. Centre Senoufo Mali. ‘About the Senoufo People’, Masabo Culture Company.
Were the Senufo people victims or perpetrators of slavery?
The Senufo people were both victims of and perpetrators of slavery as they victimized other ethnic groups by enslavement. They were enslaved by various African ethnic groups as the Denkyira and Akan states were attacked or fell in the 17th and 18th centuries.
How did Senufo influence modern sculpture?
The interest in sculpture identified as Senufo was largely stimulated by its discovery by the artistic avant-garde in the early twentieth century. Pablo Picasso and Fernand Léger were among those to find inspiration in the oeuvre of their West African counterparts.”