BAMANA STYLE CHI WARA HORIZONTAL HEADDRESSES, Mali

While originating from the African continent, these chi waras are likely not created by the tribe who invented the design. The tribal attribution indicates the origin of the design, not the object.


 

BAMANA STYLE
Chi Wara Horizontal 1
18" high x 21.5" long
$400

 

BAMANA STYLE
Chi Wara Horizontal 2
11.5" high x 22" long
$350

 

BAMANA STYLE
Chi Wara Horizontal 3
13.5" high x 24" long
$350

 

BAMANA STYLE
Chi Wara Horizontal 5
14.5" high x 24.5" long
$400

 

BAMANA STYLE
Chi Wara Horizontal 7
11.5" high x 21.5" long
$400

 

BAMANA STYLE
Chi Wara Horizontal 10
15.5" high x 24" long
$450


 

BAMANA STYLE
Chi Wara Horizontal 13
14.5" high x 22.5" long
$400

 

BAMANA STYLE
Chi Wara Horizontal 14
17.5" high x 27" long
$450

BAMANA STYLE
Chi Wara Horizontal 16
19" high x 13" long
$400

BAMANA STYLE
Chi Wara Horizontal 6
13" high x 22" long
$450


BAMANA STYLE
Chi Wara Horizontal 20
14" high x 29.5" long
$400

 

BAMANA STYLE
Chi Wara Horizontal 21
17.5" high x 22.5" long
$400

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BAMANA STYLE, 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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