This Chiwara is permanently affixed to a metal stand.
"> 'Chiwara' Antelope Headdress - Bambara People, Mali
'Chiwara' Antelope Headdress - Bambara People, Mali - Sold
'Chiwara' Antelope Headdress - Bambara People, Mali - Sold
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'Chiwara' Antelope Headdress - Bambara People, Mali - Sold

Title: Antelope headdress - ëChiwaraí Material: Wood People: Bambara Country: Mali Description: 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. Dimensions: 13 1/2" height x 36" length x 4" width This Chiwara is permanently affixed to a metal stand.Ex Private Collection - Canada.
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