SOUTHERN STYLE BAMANA CHI WARA HEADDRESSES

Southern Style
Chi Wara 2
19.75" high
$300

 

Southern Style
Chi Wara 3
19.75" high
$350



Southern Style
Chi Wara 5
19.75" high
$300

 

Souther Style
Chi Wara 6
19.75" high
$350

Despite their appearance, these headdresses show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.


 

Southern Style
Chi Wara 1
SOLD

Souther Style
Chi Wara 4
SOLD


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BAMANA, Southern Style Chi Wara, Mali

Bamana Chi Wara from Mali, represent and honor the mythological half man / half antelope hero who taught man how to cultivate the soil. They were danced in pairs and celebrate the union of male (sun), female (earth) and fibre costume (rain), signifying the cooperation needed for a successful harvest and community survival. They are worn as headdresses and danced as pairs. Spelled alternately Ci Wara, Tyi Wara, etc. they illustrate the diversity of ways to represent an unwritten pronunciation. There are three types of Chi Wara headdresses; the familiar vertical style of the eastern Bamana, the more realistic horizontal style of the northern Bamana and the varied and more abstract forms of the Southern Bamana. These are examples of the southern, abstract style.

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