Large Chiwara Male Antelope Dance Crest - Wood - Bambara - Mali

Description
Large Chiwara Male Antelope Dance Crest - Wood - Bambara - Mali
Mid 20th century - Good

A Chiwara (also Chi wara, Ci Wara, or Tyi Wara;) is a ritual object representing an antelope, used by the Bambara ethnic group in Mali. The Chiwara initiation society uses Chiwara masks, as well as dances and rituals associated primarily with agriculture, to teach young Bamana men social values as well as agricultural techniques.

Very nice age related patina.
From a Belgian privat collection, region Brussels.
Good condition with some cracks, repairs on the horns and misses 1 ear. Have a good look at the pictures.

Dimensions: 118 x 32 x 17 cm

Secured an registered shipping with track and trace.

Lot details
Object
Large Chiwara Male Antelope Dance Crest
Ethnic group/ culture
Bambara
Region/ country
Mali
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
118×32×17 cm
Not registered yet?
By creating your free Catawiki account, you’ll be able to bid on any of our 50,000 special objects up for auction every week.
or Sign in