African naive art and decoration: Carved Bozo fish in wood painted with bright colors. Ethnic decoration with vibrant shades of Africa.
Arts & Crafts from Africa: The fish-shaped puppet masks are hand carved by the Bozo people, a fishing tribe from Mali in West Africa. The fish ornaments are a spiritual tribute to Faro, the spirit of water in the Bozo tradition.
The decorative fish are sculpted in the wood, then hollowed to use as puppets and masks in processions or festivities. This characteristic allows to present them on a stand or to display them on a piece of furniture or a shelf. They are then hand-painted with bright colors.
They can be found in all shapes and colors, from the chubby colored fish to the long and elegant black fish. Each fish is different because they are unique artistic creations.
The round yellow fish has a haughty little look with its almond eyes. This one stands on a base and measures 10x4x12 in — 25x11xh30 cm.
The chubby blue fish always looks surprised with his mouth and eyes wide open. It measures 12x6x7 in — 30x15xh17 cm.
The long black fish has a particular elegance with its all-purpose colors. It measures 16x3x5 in — 40x10xh13 cm.
These carved wooden fish are handmade. They can present imperfections which are the guarantee of their authenticity.
Blue, Yellow, Black