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Ci wara Bambara fetish statuette (N° 20838)

Rare small animal sculpture, miniature in the image of the antelope ci wara worn as a crest during the Bambara festivities. Matte surface inlaid with residual blue pigments. It is said to be an animal-genius who taught the Bambara how to farm. The Bambara remember this myth through the very stylized representation of a hippotrague antelope, whose name Ci Wara means "fawn of the earth". Cracks of desiccation.
Base in addition.
Worn at the top of the skull and held in place by a sort of small basket, these crests accompanied the dancers during the rituals of the tòn, an association dedicated to agricultural work. The masks would leap across the field to chase away the nyama, evil scents, and to detect any danger, or to flush out the evil genies that could take away the soul of the cultivated plants as well as the life force of their seeds.  

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Originex-collection française
EthnyBamana
Countrymali
Material(s)wood
Height27
Width5
Weight0.25 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle inclusOptional

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