Puppet in the form of a birdArtist(s)MalianObject Creation Datecirca 1960Medium & Supportcarved wood, paint, cloth and synthetic hairDimensions
42 15/16 in x 13 in x 7 1/16 in (109 cm x 33 cm x 18 cm)Credit LineGift of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart PinsofLabel copy
Performances with movable rod-puppets are held twice annually in the afternoon or evening in the region of Segou. These dramas, which began in the late 19th century, praise and approve traditional social roles and appropriate behavior.Primary Object Classification Puppets Primary Object TypemarionetteCollection AreaAfricanRights
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puppets (recreational artifacts)
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