The shape of this ciwara shows it originates from the Bougouni region in
In Mali, the crest tchiwara represents
the most known product of art. « It is reproduced and associated with a
symbolics of bravery and gratefulness. » according to Samuel Sidibé. The
tchiwara, an hybrid being, which taught men how to cultivate the earth is a
benevolent being associated to the fields fertility and men prosperity. This
crest is typical of the ethnic group Bambara. Today it is one of the first symbols
of the contemporary Mali.
ARTS D’AFRIQUE D’HIER ET
(African arts from yesterday and today)
Unless otherwise stated, I have personally collected
each object I sell on right on the spot, eitherin Mali or Burkina Faso. They are unique works
that I have chosen for their beauty, originality andauthenticity.
For more information, don’t hesitate to contact me. I can
in particular send you more photos.