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Tribal art - ci-wara:

Ciwara's crest masks are some of the most famous pieces of African art. Incomparable masterpieces of Bamana cultures in Mali and Senoufo in Mali and Ivory Coast.


Ci Wara Kun Bamana crest mask
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The Ti-wara, Ci wara, in African art.
It would be an animal - genius called Ciwara who would have taught the Bambara to cultivate the land. The latter recall the myth through the stylized representation of a hippotrague antelope, whose name ci wara means "false of the earth". In addition to a decoration engraved with fine geometric patterns, the tapered horns are banded with metal, like the forehead. Successive arches represent the wide neckline bearing a mane. The details of this dynamic figure with elegant forms allow it to be attributed to the Sikasso region. Very beautiful brown-black satin patina. Worn at the top of the skull and held in place by a sort of small basket, these crests accompanied the dancers during the rituals of the tòn , an association dedicated to ...

Cephalomorphic Crest Ci Wara kun Bamana
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Tribal art > African mask > Ci Wara Crest

Ex-collection French tribal art.
African art of blacksmith craftsmen "numu".
This sculpture with straight lines, clean, has holes at the base of the neck, which allowed it to be fixed by means of raffia ties on the basket hat placed on the head. Mate oiled patina. It would be an animal -genius called Ciwara who would have taught the Bambara to cultivate the land. They recall the myth through the stylized representation of a hippotrague antelope, whose name ci wara means "fauve of the earth".Carried at the top of the skull and held in place by a kind of small basket, these cimiers accompanied the dancers during the rituals of the tun , association dedicated to agricultural work. The masks roamed the field, leaping away from the nyama, evil scents, and detecting any danger, or ...





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