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Couple Tji-Wara - Bronze - Bambara - Mali

Lot reference 28933421
Couple Tji-Wara - Bronze - Bambara - Mali

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2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object: Couple Tji-Wara
Ethnic group/ culture: Bambara
Region/ country: Mali
Material: Bronze
Period: 2nd half 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 28×11×3 cm
Weight: 557 g

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.

Weight: 275 & 282 grams
Dimensions: 28×11×3 cm & 28×11×3 cm.

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    CLAUDE1949 October 13, 2019

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    Blij met deze alleraardigste, bijzondere stukken. Zeer zorgvuldig verpakt en snel geleverd. Graag meer van deze kwaliteit.
    Zeer aan te bevelen verkopers.
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    jojo29 October 9, 2019

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    MITHRIDATE October 7, 2019

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    Très beau masque. Livraison rapide et très bien protégée de qualité. Merci
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    NicolasMoser October 6, 2019

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    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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    user-6595437 September 30, 2019

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    Articolo molto bello e suggestivo, Spedizione veloce ed imballo molto accurato. Consigliato
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    user-2bd61fb September 28, 2019

  • Very, very poor craftsmanship!

    user-5aca1bf September 26, 2019

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    The mask that you have purchased is very accurate and photographed in detail from all sides. You have received exactly what you have bid on. We are very proud of our hundreds of satisfied regular customers.
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    ARIEL166 September 12, 2019

  • Magnifique!

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    Très bon masque, tout à fait comme la description. Expédition impeccable, merci.
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    lot non livré apres plus de 15 jours. Colis sans doute perdu par le transporteur. Transaction annulée par catawiki.
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    The package was indeed missing by the courier. I am sorry that this is how it went. You have now been reimbursed. Thank you for your understanding.
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    Excelente máscara, melhor ainda ao vivo. Embalagem profissional, vendedor top. Obrigado. Great mask, even better live. Professional packaging, top seller. Thank you.
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    joman55 September 3, 2019

  • Received. Flimsy box. For $41.94 for s&h would expect a better box.

    JayBee57 August 30, 2019

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    Shipping costs to the USA are based on size and weight (volume weight). We only charge the cost price for shipping without handling costs and VAT. In 99% of the cases we use newly purchased boxes, the costs of which are not charged. All costs are actual costs.
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    PulauLembata August 21, 2019

  • Well arrived, thanks!

    Catalelio August 21, 2019

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