One of the more ornate and symbolic carvings, the Chi wara represents the spirit of good fortune for agriculture in West Africa. A Chi wara is a object in rituals that represents the an antelope. The Bambara people use the masks in rituals to teach young Bamana men about agricultural techniques as well as important social values.
In ancient times most of the Sahara desert was covered with vegetation. As time passed, and the vegetation died, the animals migrated to other areas.
The antelope was one of the last animals to leave the area. To see an antelope became a sign of hope and prosperity. Each carved piece is a unique wooden sculpture.
Can be owned as a pair, male and female, however sold individually.
A handsome and spiritual piece to be added to your home or office. Stands approx.
Size: 16-22″ tall.
**Every order comes with a Free Tea Tree Essential Oil – 4 oz. valued at $35**
Mali is a the biggest West African country, home to some of the most ancient African civilizations.
The capital of Mali is Bamako and the country’s main economic activities are agriculture and fishing. It is Africa’s third largest producer of gold.