Africa and Beyond Africa and Beyond Africa & Beyond Africa and Beyond View Cart
Masks

Utilitarian Artifacts

Sculpture

Furniture

Weapons

Jewelry

Dinnerware

Textiles

Holiday & Gifts

Baskets

Ceramics

Beadwork

Dolls

Books

Music

Beyond

Folk Art

Currency

Shona Sculpture

Sale Items

Collectors



Our Retail Store
Virtual Tour


Keyword Search


Chi Wara Headdresses - Bambara People - Mali - SOLD

ChiWara2.jpg

Price: $0.00


 


The masks honor Chi Wara, a mythical creature who taught the Bambara to grow grain. When crops are hoed, dancers wearing antelope headdresses leap & bound over the fields accompanied by drummers, in order to obtain an abundant harvest. The larger mask represents a buck, the smaller, a female with her baby. The horn is a symbol of the millet's growth. They are always worn in pairs to symbolize the idea of fertility, for fertile crop growth.

These are priced as a male/female pair. The male Chi Wara is 34" tall, the female is 29" tall. The base of each piece is about 7" in diameter.

AfricaandBeyond.com

African Masks | Shona Sculpture | African Baskets | African Beadwork | African Furniture | African Textiles |