BAMANA IRONWORK ARCHIVES, MALI

BAMANA
Iron 1
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Iron 2
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Iron 3
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Lance 4
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Iron 5
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Iron 6
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Iron 7
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Iron 8
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Iron 9
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Iron Mask1
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Photographs © Tim Hamill

BAMANA, Ironwork, Mali

These forged iron Chi-waras (antelope figures) lance and mask exhibit the technical skill and artistry that Bamana blacksmiths brought to their work. They would do the smelting to get the iron from iron ore, then heat and hammer out both the tools and weapons used and the important ritual objects.

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