of Burkina Faso, 1970-2008, by Christopher Roy
of Burkina Faso
photos of leaf masks in Bwa towns, 1983-2007
New photos of plank masks in Boni, 2007
Faces of Burkina Faso. 112
slides of people of Burkina photographed from 1970-2002
you tell the Bobo from the Bwa (and why do so many people get it wrong)?
For decades scholars and collectors have confused the art
of the Bobo and the Bwa. This is entirely due to the misleading identifications
of these people by Jula interpreters for French colonial officers in the period
1895-1950. Bwa masks have red, white and black patterns, Bobo masks do not.
Towns and Landscape. 186
slides of villages and landscapes in Burkina photographed from 1970-2002
of Burkina Faso. 109
slides of masks in Burkina photographed from 1970-2002
in Burkina Faso. 144
slides of pottery being made in Burkina photographed from 1970-2002
Performance in the Bwa Town of Dossi.
81 slides of masks at an initiation in 1984.
of the Fulani (Fulbe) people, Dori, 2004. 195
slides of the Fulbe people near Dori and Gorom-Gorom, Burkina Faso. Photographed
in December, 2004.
Masks, 1984-85. 52 slides
of southern Bobo (Bobo-Fing) masks in two towns near Bobo-Dioulasso. Photographed
at funerals in 1984 and 1985.
homes and shrines. 29
slides of Lobi farmsteads, shrines, and people photographed in 1984 and 1985.
leatherwork 17 slides
of Mossi leatherworkers in the old Ouagadougou market and in rural villages,
masks 27 slides of Nuna
masks in performance in a village near Boromo, 1976-77.
Young Fulbe woman (peulotte) in the Dori
market, December, 2004