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Superb female and male Bamana Chi Wara Horizontal Antelope Mali Africa
Superb female and male Bamana Chi Wara Horizontal Antelope Mali Africa
Superb female and male Bamana Chi Wara Horizontal Antelope Mali Africa
Superb female and male Bamana Chi Wara Horizontal Antelope Mali Africa
Superb female and male Bamana Chi Wara Horizontal Antelope Mali Africa
Superb female and male Bamana Chi Wara Horizontal Antelope Mali Africa
Superb female and male Bamana Chi Wara Horizontal Antelope Mali Africa
Superb female and male Bamana Chi Wara Horizontal Antelope Mali Africa
Superb female and male Bamana Chi Wara Horizontal Antelope Mali Africa
Superb female and male Bamana Chi Wara Horizontal Antelope Mali Africa
Superb female and male Bamana Chi Wara Horizontal Antelope Mali Africa
Superb female and male Bamana Chi Wara Horizontal Antelope Mali Africa
Superb female and male Bamana Chi Wara Horizontal Antelope Mali Africa
Superb female and male Bamana Chi Wara Horizontal Antelope Mali Africa

Superb female and male Bamana Chi Wara Horizontal Antelope Mali Africa

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Superb female and male Bamana Chi Wara Horizontal Antelope Mali Africa
An interesting Female and male  Bamana Chi-Wara Antelope heads crest   with very long horns and pointed ears.The head crest has an  oblong base with holes that were used to attach it to a basket cap or to the rest of the costume. This piece shows evidence of use and much handling and substantial age.
old gued parts on the tail and horns .
23 inches L. x 13.5 inches H. Female
24.5 inches L x 13.5 inches H Male
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.