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Ethnic Arts has sold ethnographic and folk art from the villages of the world for 39 years. This well known Berkeley store has a diverse collection of textiles, jewelry, carvings, ritual pieces and cards. It's the Bay Area's source for David Marsh furniture, a whimsically original line of sustainable pine and recycled wood tables, cabinets, bookcases and mirrors. Visit OUR BLOG for news & store events.

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Bozo Red Fish Puppet, Segou Region, Central Mali Bozo Zebra Puppet, Segou Region, Central Mali. In wood and cloth. Bozo Snake Puppet, Segou Region, Central Mali, with zigzag shape, raised head and open mouth. In black, with white and brown patterning. Bozo Yellow Goat Puppet, Segou Region, Central Mali, with dot patterning on body and ears
This red fish puppet from the Bozo people of Central Mali is carved with rows of scales. The dorsal fin has been painted white with a line and dot pattern in blue and black. The tail is decorated with black dots. The rubber strip over the gills allows some movement.
This Bozo Zebra puppet is an elegant animal, with a dignified profile. Used in the annual masquerade recounting the history of the Bozo people and honoring animals for their part in providing nourishment and inspiration, Bozo puppets are made by the Young Men's Association of each village.
This Bozo Snake Puppet has a raised head and open mouth. The eyes are small, the body slithers. Painted black with a patterning of white and brown dots.
A small yellow goat, this Bozo puppet looks thoughtful with its slightly hanging head. The body is yellow with black and white dots, the ears yellow with red dots. Handsome, white horns complete the look.