BAMANA STYLE CHI WARA HORIZONTAL HEADDRESS 13, Mali

While originating from the African continent, this chi wara is likely not created by the tribe who invented the design. The tribal attribution indicates the origin of the design, not the object.


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BAMANA STYLE
CHI WARA HORIZONTAL HEADDRESS 13
14.5" high x 22.5" long x 7.5" wide (with basket)
10.5" high x 22.5" long x 4.5" wide (without basket)
Mali
$400

This Chi Wara has a leather collar over the joint between the head and body pieces. Part of the right ear is broken off as is the tip of the right horn. The basketry is covered with woven fiber and adorned with cowrie shells.

 

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