Ibibio Puppets.

These African puppets, carved of wood, have limited range of movements, usually the limbs or the lower jaw. The concepts of “speaking” masks and statues have evolved into complex drama traditions among the Bamana people of Mali and the Ibibio of Nigeria. Tribal history, customs and morals are taught through the puppets.

Bamana Mask Photograph © Tim Hamill

Ibibio Puppet Photograph © Tim Hamill

Ibibio Puppet Photograph © Tim Hamill

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