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Ci wara (N° 22195)

The Ti-wara in African art.

An animal - genius called Ciwara would have taught the Bambara to cultivate the land. The latter recall the myth through the stylized representation of an antelope, whose name ci wara means "wild of the earth. Brown matte patina.
Worn at the top of the skull and held in place by a basketry cap, these crests accompanied the dancers during the rituals of the tòn, an association dedicated to agricultural work. The masks traversed the field while leaping in order to drive out from this one the nyama, malefic emanations, and to detect any danger, or to flush out the malevolent genies who could ravish the soul of the cultivated plants as well as the life force of their seeds.

Established in central and southern Mali, the Bambara , Bamana" or "unbelievers ", as the Muslims have called them, belong to the large Mande group, along with the Soninke and the Malinke. Animists, they believe in the existence of a creator god generically called Ngala, who is endowed with 266 sacred attributes. One, for each day of the 9 lunar months that the gestation of a child requires. Ngala maintains order in the universe. His existence coexists with another androgynous god called Faro, who gave all the qualities to men and who makes the fruits of the earth grow.  

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Originex-collection française.
EthnyBambara
Countrymali
Material(s)wood, vannerie, textile, perles
Height cm84
Width17 cm
Weight1.00 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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