What is Senufo?

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Constantine Petrifies, the Cleveland Museum’s curator of African art, discusses Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa, the first exhibition devoted to the Senufo in more than 50 years. Through a stunning selection of objects in diverse styles and mediums, the exhibition introduced visitors to the Poro and Sandogo societies, the primary settings for the production and use of works of art in the Senufo-speaking region of northern Côte d’Ivoire. The exhibition was on view from 22 February–31 May 2015.

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