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Ci wara Bambara (N° 21762)

Ti-wara masks in African art.
It would be a genius animal called Ciwara who would have taught the Bambara to cultivate the land. They recall the myth through the stylized representation of a hippotrague antelope, whose name ci wara means " fawn of the earth. Adorned on the head and sides of slats of copper, ears and muzzle are embellished with cotton thread pompoms. The tops of the horns inclined towards the rear are also sheathed in leather and horsehair. This sculpture of Ti wara would come from the region of Ségou.
Velvety mat patina. Carried at the top of the head and held in place by a sort of small basket, these crests accompanied the dancers during the rituals of tòn , an association dedicated to agricultural work. The masks bounded across the field in order to drive out the nyama , evil scents, and to detect any danger, or to flush out the evil spirits that could delight the soul of cultivated plants as well as the life force of their seeds.

 

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Originex-collection française
EthnyBambara
Countrymali
Material(s)wood, metal, peau animale
Height cm90
Depth21 cm
Width7 cm
Weight1.00 Kg

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