2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Bambara|
|Period:||2nd half 20th century|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
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.
- 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.
Weight: 275 & 282 grams
Dimensions: 28×11×3 cm & 28×11×3 cm.
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Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.This parcel took a long time to arrive at my home town, but the seller has always been in contact with me, replying very fast to my questions. Very responsive and professional seller.
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