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Chiwara Headdress - Bambara (Bamana) - 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.

42"H x 2.5"W x 10.5"D

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