Bamana chi wara crest mask. Antelope, aardvark and pangolin are all animals that dig up the earth: antelopes cut the ground with their hooves, while both the aardvark and pangolin use their claws to open termite mounds. This makes them fitting parts of Chi Wara, the supernatural being believed to have taught the Bamana peoples to farm.Young men once wore male and female pairs of masks in a dance performance that taught and praised good farmers. Today, the masquerade has become more entertainment.
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