A Chiwara is a ritual object representing half human and half antelope, used by the Bambara ethnic group in Mali.
Chiwara can be either male or female. Female Chiwara masks are denoted by the presence of a baby antelope. Male Chiwara masks have horns and a phallus.
In Bambara, chi wara means laboring wild animal and is a representation of Bambara myth about the creation of farming.
17″ TALL WIDE. BASE- 5″.
NOTE: SOME BROKEN OFF PIECES AND OR WOBBLE. STILL A WORK OF ART.
Chiwara on Calabash
4 in stock