The Sejen bird figures of the Senufo People, Ivory Coast The art of the Senufo people is quite popular nowadays, and their sculpture and masks are found in many European and American collections. There are about 3 million Senufo living in the north of the Ivory Coast and the southern area of Mali. As in every country that was in touch with Islam and Christianity, many aspects of the traditional "native" culture were destroyed, especially in the 1950's where a new syncretic movment, "Massa or Alkora", was in the area. There has been much French ethnologic field researchin that region. Those pioneers had their own methods of acquiring pieces (that's another story).