Exceptional Bamana Dogon Magical Hunting Shirt - Mali

Exceptional Bamana Dogon Magical Hunting Shirt - Mali

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Exceptional Bamana Dogon Magical Hunting Shirt - Mali

These garments, called shirts, jackets or tunics were worn by Dogon or Bamana men for protection in the forest, from both wild animals and dangerous spirits. A successful hunter must not only be master of the forest and wild animals but must also have the spiritual power necessary to negotiate the dangerous supernatural realm. They are often embellished with small objects, animal horns, mirrors, jewelry, and leather pouches, that provide the "spiritual armor" necessary to protect the hunter from both real and spiritual forces. Many have pockets on the front or sides.