BAMANA CHI WARA HORIZONTAL HEADDRESSES ARCHIVES, MALI


The headdresses below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes. For UNSOLD Bamana Chi Wara horizontal headdresses, GO TO BAMANA CHI WARA HORIZONTAL PAGE

The headdress below has been vetted as being authentic with signs of age and use.


CHI WARA
Horizontal 12

11" high x 21.5" long
SOLD


Despite their appearance, the headdresses below show no signs of age or use and were probably made to be sold.


CHI WARA
Horizontal 15
11" high x 24.5" long
SOLD

 

CHI WARA
Horizontal 17
11" high x 22.25" long
SOLD

CHI WARA
Horizontal 18
14.5" high x 22" long
SOLD

CHI WARA
Horizontal 19
9.75" high x 24" long
SOLD


CHI WARA
Horizontal 4
SOLD

CHI WARA
Horizontal 9
SOLD


CHI WARA
Horizontal 8
SOLD

CHI WARA
Horizontal 11
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BAMANA, Chi Wara Horizontal Headdressses, 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 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 northern horizontal style. The head is usually carved separately from the body and attached by iron staples or a brace.

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