Mali – Bamana Cults : N’Tomo

Anthropologist : Jean Paul Colleyn (EHESS)
Field assistant : Mengoro Sanogo, Adaman Coulibaly

N’tomo : un­cir­cum­cised’s boys as­so­ci­ation, masquerades.Prepares boys for man­hood, cir­cum­cision, mar­riage and mem­bership in Korè.

The circumcised boys return from the sacred forest. Kangolé 2003
Ntomo mask. Tadiana 1997
Ntomo mask. Nyasina 2005
Sistrum. Kangolé 2003
Ntomo mask. Kirango 1980
Children with sculpted sistrum