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Chi Wara Headdresses - Bambara People - Mali - SOLD


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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.

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