A One-of-a-kind, wood Chi Wara Headdress featuring intricate carvings, embossed hammered metal, red tassels piercings at the nose and ears, with a baby antelope on the back.
Only 1 available.
Size: 8"W x 16.5"T
Material: Wood, metal, tassels
About:This piece originated from the Bamana (or Bambara) ethnic group of Mali in West Africa. The Chiwara (half- beast, half-man) is a common object of myth and ritual for the Bamana people. The mythological being depicted is used in dance ceremonies and rituals associated primarily with agriculture, to teach young Bamana men social values as well as agricultural techniques.
The Chi Wara represents the spirit of good fortune of agriculture in Africa.