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Wood and brass sculpture, 'Chiwara' - Sese Wood and Brass Chiwara Sculpture from Ghana

Product ID: 363379

Sese Wood and Brass Chiwara Sculpture from Ghana, "Chiwara"

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Used during certain festivals by the Bambara people of Mali, the chiwara figure... more

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Used during certain festivals by the Bambara people of Mali, the chiwara figure is often worn atop ceremonial masks during dances as a symbol of force and wisdom necessary for coaxing food from the earth. Ghanaian artisan Aminu Ibrahim pays homage to this tradition, hand-carving this chiwara sculpture from sese wood. The elegant, horned creature is accentuated with pieces of embossed brass.

  • 0.69 kgs
  • 1.5 lbs
  • 52 cm H x 7 cm W x 18 cm D
  • 20.5" H x 2.8" W x 7" D

  • Sese wood, brass
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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Deborah

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11/03/2019

"Absolutely beautiful!"

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I have several chiwara pieces and I love them all for their uniqueness, however, this is the first contemporary style piece that purchased and I love it. The details with the metal was a surprise. I guess I Just didn?t pay much attention to the description when ordering. But it is exquisitely detailed. Thank you for allowing me to display your work!

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Chiwara, Sese Wood and Brass Chiwara Sculpture from Ghana

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Suzan

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04/17/2021

"Simply beautiful"

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I cherish the detail and craftmanship of this piece. Her eyes are almost PIcassoesque and so beautiful. Thank you for your talent.

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