Mid XXth - Perfet condition. Provenance Modou Sow
Bambara ( now named Bamana) male Chiwara from Mali, representing a roan antilope on a aardvark
Provenance: Modou Sow, who worked for the Berg-en-Dal Africa Museum.
Size: H=65 cm ( 67cm with the custom made wood stand)
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Representing a mythical creature half man - half antelope who learned the man how to cultivate the soil.
There are vertical when male (sun) and horizontal when female (earth) Chiwara's.
Those where danced and on top of a fibre basket (rain).
The male and female Shiwara's had to dance together for a good harvest.
Also spelled Ci Wara, Tyi Wara, Shiwara, etc.
read more about Chiwara's : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiwara AND http://www.jstor.org/stable/3337775?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
Please note: Sold with written description of the tribe and private review by David Norden who guarantees this product's authenticity.
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