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Senufo

 

a people living in the northern Ivory Coast, southeastern Mali, and border areas of Upper Volta. The Senufo number about 1.3 million (1970, estimate). The Senufo language belongs to the Gur, or Central Bantoid, group. Most of the Senufo maintain the traditional religious beliefs, but some are Muslims. The chief occupations are the cultivation of yams, cassava, and millet and livestock breeding.

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The binary ethnographic template that emerged from colonial accounts, contrasting 'native' Senufo populations with 'newcomer' Jula, overlooked histories of intermarriage that had driven precolonial political and economic processes.
The highest price at auction for an African tribal piece is $12m, paid in 2014 for the Senufo female statue from Ivory Coast by the so-called Master of Sikasso.
Vintage Senufo stool (similar to shown), berbereworldim ports.
There are several major Malian groups: Bambara, Fulani, Tuareg, Soninke, Senufo, Songhai, and Mandinka.
Bassett (2002) provides a longitudinal look at cotton growing among the Senufo and Jula of Cote d'Ivoire, as women's involvement in growing this cash crop rose and fell between 1981 and 1997.
As the song goes, one day, Almamy Samory Toure's wife asked for Baobab leaves from the court of the royal castle of Sikasso, knowing that the Almamy's whole army had been stationed at the gates of Sikasso for 18 years, unable to penetrate it and defeat this last bastion of Senufo resistance to his brand of political Islam.
El otro gran grupo son los Mande, que esta constituido por los Same, Marka, Busansi, Senufo y los Dyola o Dionala.
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She explains the country's religion and worldview, with discussion of Islam, Christianity, and Tuareg, Bamana, Dogon, and Senufo religions and other traditions.
Among the items lost: pendants worn by the central Baule people in the seventeenth century, statuettes of the western We and northern Senufo tribes, crowns and fly swatters with solid gold handles from the central and coastal regions, and sacred masks from the Dan people in the west.
It assigns agency to the Senufo and Jula peasant farmers of Katiali in the Korhogo region of northern Cote d'Ivoire--mainstreaming them as key actors in the unraveling of an intricate cotton story.
Ethnic groups: 63 ethnic groups among which are Mossi (almost half of the total population), Bobo, Mande, Lobi, Fulani, Gourounsi, and Senufo.