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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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This exhibition considers the development and stylistic diversity of Senufo art, which comes from the region of northern Cote d'Ivoire and is notable for its influence on early 20th-century avant-garde art.
Pathways in Christian Music Communication: The Case of the Senufo of Cote d'Ivoire, 34:114-15
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.
If something a little more dominant is needed to fill an empty corner, the 5ft wooden hand-carved Senufo birds will do just this.
Picasso copied the style of the Itunba Region of Congo, Bernard Heilger copied pre-dynastic Egyptian art, Henri Laurens was influenced by the Dogons of Mali, Max Ernst studied the art of the Senufo of Cote d'Ivoire, Paul Klee copied the style of the Bakota of Gabon, and so did Amedeo Modigliani copy Congolese art.
For example, the Mande and Voltaic groups, which include the Malinke and Senufo people, are largely Muslim.
For instance, he draws on the imaginative vocabulary of the Senufo religion that he learned as a child as well as modernist icons--the shorthand emblem for the atom, for example.
The Senufo peoples of Cote d'Ivoire and Mali, for example, commemorate divine creation with large-scale carved wood figural pairs representing the primordial couple, the first man and woman.
LANCASTER - Historic masks from African peoples including the Baga, Baule and Senufo go on display today in a Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery display called ``The Lure of Africa.