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Introduction to Sande Masks

The Sande Society is a fellowship of women found in West African cultures, which aims at preparing girls for adulthood. [2]

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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.