Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hortense and William A. Mohr Sculpture Purchase Fund, 2008

When the Bamana peoples of Mali dance in rites related to the agricultural cycle, they wear headdresses called ci wara (or tji wara). The graceful, elongated lines of the wooden forms evoke parent-and-child antelope pairings—or, sometimes, aardvarks, or armored pangolins. Willie C … Read More

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