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Couple Tji-Wara in bronze - BAMBARA - Mali

Lot reference 19379611
Couple Tji-Wara in bronze - BAMBARA - Mali

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Location: Netherlands
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2nd half 20th century - Good condition -Lengt: 28,5 & 29 cm

These objects are used by a secret society which has the same name: Tji Wara or Ci-wara.
Ci Wara is the phonetic translation of Ci (to cultivate) and Wara (wild animal).

The officiants of the Tji-Wara society wear these headmasks for at least three annual occasions:
- agricultural competition.
- rejoicing.
- annual festivities.
They are a couple, a male and a female, and evolve simultaneously.
One of the primordial functions of the Ci Wara society was to stimulate the use of drag-hoes. Thus, it enabled men to “manipulate” the cosmic force of the sun in order to fertilise the earth.
True agricultural competitions took place, during which the hoe handlers had to succeed in a speed contest.

The antelope-masks danced by couple ; the female was recognisable because of the baby she carried on her back as you can see on the statue. The male on his genitals.

Lengt: 28,5 & 29 cm
Total Weight: 676 grams

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    No se apoyan las 4 patas de la silla. Solo 3 se asientan en el suelo. Por ello es insegura. Mal conservada.
    He tenido otras sillas de mali mejor conservadas y que apoyan bien. El defecto es grave
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    objet très suggestif que je suis heureuse d'avoir acquis. parfaitement emballé et bien arrivé. dommage que ce soit sans socle !
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    johannesbatista2 July 21, 2018

  • El penacho de plumas de la máscara no vino suficientemente protegido y 6 de ellas llegaron quebradas; el producto no llegó pues "all in perfect condition", lo cual reduce significativamente su valor

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    Plutôt négatif... L'objet est vraiment de petite qualité. Bois très léger et aucune patine. Juste un peu de cirage. Les photos ont beaucoup trop embelli l'objet. Bref, je suis déçu. Dommage.
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    Thank you for the feedback, the description of the lot was correct and complete. It was dated the end of the 20th century and the weight and dimensions were mentioned. I also did not talk about patina and the defect was described. Did you not read the description?
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