“Bolon” by Michel de Combes, Cape Town


Photos and text of the Bolon people by Michel de Combes, Cape Town, South Africa The Magic of the Mask: The Bolon by Michel de Combes 2014 Stonegate.

For many many years it has been impossible to locate information about the art of the Bolon people of extreme northwestern Burkina Faso. This new book by Michel de Combes is an extremely important document for understanding the art and lives of these people.

Recently a South African scholar has produced a beautiful book and excellent scholarship on the Bolon people, who live in far northwest Burkina (Bolon frontmatter).