BAMANA CHI WARA HORIZONTAL HEADDRESSES, MALI

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


 

CHI WARA
Horizontal 1
17.75" high x 21.5" long
$400

 

CHI WARA
Horizontal 2
11.25" high x 22" long
$350

 

CHI WARA
Horizontal 3
13.25" high x 24" long
$350

 

CHI WARA
Horizontal 5
14.25" high x 24.25" long
$400

 

CHI WARA
Horizontal 7
11.25" high x 21.5" long
$400

 

CHI WARA
Horizontal 10
15.5" high x 24" long
$450


 

CHI WARA
Horizontal 13
14.25" high x 22.5" long
$400

 

CHI WARA
Horizontal 14
17.5" high x 27" long
$450

CHI WARA
Horizontal 16
18.75" high x 13" long
$400

CHI WARA
Horizontal 6
12.75" high x 21.75" long
$450


CHI WARA
Horizontal 20
13.75" high x 29.25" long
$800

 

CHI WARA
Horizontal 21
17.5" high x 22.25" long
$400

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BAMANA, Chi Wara Horizontal Headdresses, 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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