#1032

Chi Wara Headdress

Bambara
Mali
23-1/4 tall x 2" across at the base

Some damage on one of infant antelope's horn.

From the Kerr Collection. Acquired in 2004 from another collector/dealer. They stated: This was collected in the 1970's. Finely incised detail. The small animal on the larger animal's back indicates this Chi Wara is female. The Bambara tie these sculptures to basketry headdresses and dance them twice a year to ensure fertile harvests."

Price: $175