Nice Old Traditional Bamana Chi Wara head crest - Mali

Nice Old Traditional Bamana Chi Wara head crest - Mali

Regular price €500.00 Sale

Nice Old Traditional Bamana Chi Wara head crest - Mali

This piece is from a Belgian Collector.

It has a nice used surface from intensive use. The Chi Wara is fixed on a straw woven hat.

A Chiwara (also Chi Wara, Ci Wara, or Tyi Wara; Bambara: Ciwara; French: Tchiwara) 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. ( source Wikipedia ).

Height 55 cm.