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 ½" x Width: 6 ½" x Depth: 6 ½" - Height on its 7" square base is 32".