Ci-wara crest - Wood - Bambara - Mali

Ci-wara crest - Wood - Bambara - Mali
Mid 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Bambara carvers have established a reputation for the zoomorphic headdresses worn by Chi-Wara society members. Although they are all different, they all display a highly abstract body, often incorporating a zig-zag motif, which represents the sun`s course from east to west, and a head with two large horns. Bambara members of the Chi-Wara society wear the headdress while dancing in their fields at sowing time, hoping to increase the crop yield.

Great tribaly used Chi-Wara crest. Good condition, one horn contains a small crack in the wood.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

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Ci-wara crest
Ethnic group/ culture
Region/ country
Mid 20th century
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
60×19×9 cm
1500 g
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