Story behind the product ~ The Chiwara, which represents an antelope, is traditionally used by the Bambara tribe in Mali.
The headdresses are worn during dances, as a pair, male & female. The dances tell a story, signifying the cooperation needed for a successful harvest and community survival.
The female Chiwara is carrying a 'baby antelope' on her back.
Each Chiwara is hand carved from wood, which gives each statue a distinct and individual look.
Country of origin ~ West Africa
Materials ~ Wood, brass, cloth, hair, bead
Dimensions ~ All measurements are approximate.
No:1 ~ 18cm W x 80cm H
No:2 ~ 22cm W x 85cm H
No:3 ~ 23cm W x 90cm H
No:4 ~ 35cm W x 110cm H
No:5 ~ 30cm W x 105cm H
This piece has been intricately created by hand. If there are small flaws it is celebrated as a sign of the individual made by hand touch, making each and every piece unique with tiny differences.
Note about shipping ~ Freight is not calculated at checkout as we will individually source the best price for your order. Freight quotes are based on volume of stock and destination.