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3. African Art- Chi Wara Head Dress – Female

Mother Earth, life & soil. The representation of the earth is depicted as a female antelope with a baby carried on it's back. This could represent fertility and growth in the soil for a good harvest.

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2. African Art- Chi Wara Head Dress from the Bambara People

I'm still learning about the Chi Wara head dresses. This topic fascinates me and I hope it interest you also. As I learn more about African Art I will share my findings with you. In this photo, you can see the attached head dressing worn by Bambara dancers.

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1. African Art- Bambara Wooden Antelope known as Chi Wara

Be sure to read my post about chi wara, titled Art & Art History - Representing the Spirit of Chi Wara on the home page.

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African Art – Representing the Spirit of Chi Wara

Learning about African art can be a new and exciting adventure. This week I'm talking about the beautiful wooden antelope sculptures that really aren't sculptures at all. These wooden antelope figures are ritual objects used during harvest time by the Bambara people in Mali.