Chiwara - Bambara (Bamana) People, Mali M17
Chiwara - Bambara (Bamana) People, Mali M17
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Chiwara - Bambara (Bamana) People, Mali M17

$4,800.00
Honoring 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. This particular wooden image depicts half man, half animal associated with the teaching of farming to mankind. There are many regional variances.

Ex. John Dintenfass, Ex. Scott Rodolitz, and Ex. Christopher and Genevieve McConnell collection.
Missing an arm, with cracks and break in the other arm.

Height: 30 " x Width: 6 " x Depth: 6 " - Height on its 7" square base is 32".

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