African Tribal Art - Chiwara Headdress, Bamana (Bambara) People, Mali

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Chiwara headdress
Bamana (Bambara) People, Mali
Early-20th century
21 by 7.5 by 4.5 inches (53.4 by 19 by 11.3 cm)
Ex Joaquin Pecci

Chiwara headcrests represent the antelope spirit who taught the Bamana people the fundamentals of agriculture. This one is more cubistic than many, and for that reason has a more modern appeal.


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