There are photographs and a discussion of dolls from Mali in African Dolls for Play and Magic by Esther Dagan pp. 54-58. The dolls pictured are from the Bamana people.There is a rich puppet theater in Mali.


Mali figures subject to import laws:
Mali Art: With photographs of some figures; includes other African countries
Some Mali Figures:
For sale on Ebay October 2001:
For sale on Ebay October 2001:
For sale on Ebay October 2001:
Commercial site with many wooden figures: Some priced less than 100.00, online purchase by credit card. Modern artists
CIA Factbook - MALI:
African Experiences Commercial site: Gourd dolls from Mail

BAMAKO, MALI Hard plastic doll dressed in African costume. Arms are moveable. Painted eyes. Would make a nice addition to a foreign doll collection. 20 cm tall

Acquired from an Ebay dealer February 2002

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