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Ninana (Ancestral Figure)

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Horsemen in 1500 created the Mossi states by conquering what is now northern Ghana into the basin of the White Volta River and imposed political authority over the farming groups occupying the land. The descendants of the...


Karan-Wemba (Ancestor Mask)

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The Mossi of Bukina Faso and the Dogon of Mali make use of karan-wemba masks.

For the Dogon, the masks represent a Yasigine or Satimbe, an elderly woman who, as part of the mask society, has been part of two Sigi...


Ninandé (Sun Shelter Post)

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Mossi communities are typically divided into two groups—nakomsé rulers (relatives of the village chief, the Naba) and nyonyosé farmers. Each Mossi kingdom houses a compound (samandé) for the Naba, within which an ancestor...


Zazaigo (Antelope Headdress)

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The zazaigo (pl. zazaido) headdress, used by Mossi associations of young men, functions mainly to honour deceased members of the community during kuré funeral ceremonies, held during dry seasons when farming activities are...


Zazaigo (Antelope Headdress)

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The zazaigo (pl. zazaido) headdress, used by Mossi associations of young men, functions mainly to honour deceased members of the community during kuré funeral ceremonies, held during dry seasons when farming activities are...