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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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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.
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