Chi Wara Hybrid

Chi Wara Hybrid

Regular price $450.00 $1,800.00 Sale

Bamana, Mali
Wood. 16" H x 5" W x 5" D

The mythical Chi Wara is a part antelope, part human figure descendant from a sky goddess. The Chiwara was born to teach mankind how to farm and cultivate crops, demonstrating how to do so by using his horns to dig. Considered to be a protector of the harvest, Chi Wara figures and masks are brought out at harvest ceremonies and danced in by the fastest and most productive worker––a very high honor. Over 200 years old, this ritual object is very rare and is in excellent condition.