African naive art and decoration: Carved Bozo fish in wood painted with bright colors. Ethnic decoration with the vibrant shades of 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. They are then hand-painted with bright colors. This characteristic allows us to present them on a stand or to display them on a piece of furniture or a shelf.
They can be found in all shapes and colors, from chubby colored fish to long and elegant fish. Each fish is different because they are unique artistic creations.
Why I love them:
I love this kind of ethnic and folk art decor. They are fun and cheerful. Plus, the fish have a significant sympathy capital.
Both blue fishes are 16x5x6 in — 40x13xh17 cm
The long fish measures 40x7x7 in — 103x18xh18 cm.
You can order them with a base. But we will ask for some patience because we need time to make it.
These carved wooden fish are handmade. They can present imperfections which are the guarantee of their authenticity.
Light Blue, Blue, Long White