Superb female and male Bamana Chi Wara Antelope Mali Africa
An interesting Female and male Bamana Chi-Wara Antelope heads crest with very long horns
4.25 inches w . x 39.25 inches H. by 9" d Female
5.5 inches w x 42.5 inches H by 12.5" D Male
on custom made wooden stand
very good condition
amazing in person thanks
The Bamana people honor successful farmers through performances involving the appearances of the antelope masks like this carved wood crest mask. Ci-wara crest masks are worn at agricultural contests, entertainment and at the annual celebration. The masquerade ceremonies occur during planting and harvesting seasons in the fields and the village palace. The dance is performed by two men acting as a male / female pair.