BAMANA STYLE CHI WARA HORIZONTAL HEADDRESS 16, 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 16
19" high x 13" long x 8" wide (with cloth covered basket)
14.5" high x 13" long x 3" wide (without basket)
Mali
$400

This Chi Wara has a metal collar over the joint between the head and body pieces. The front projection (was possibly a horn) shows small, old, non-active powder post beetle holes. The basketry is covered with woven cloth (some tucked under) and is adorned with cowrie shells.

 

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