|Ethnic group/ culture:||Bambara|
|Period:||Mid 20th century|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
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Bambara carvers have established a reputation for the zoomorphic headdresses worn by Chi-Wara society members. Although they are all different, they all display a highly abstract body, often incorporating a zig-zag motif, which represents the sun`s course from east to west, and a head with two large horns. Bambara members of the Chi-Wara society wear the headdress while dancing in their fields at sowing time, hoping to increase the crop yield.
Great tribaly used Chi-Wara crest. Good condition, one horn contains a small crack in the wood.