Chiwara is a traditional art form in Mali that involves the creation of wooden sculptures. These sculptures typically depict a mythical creature, which is believed to have taught the Bambara people how to cultivate crops. The creature is a combination of an antelope and a pangolin and is said to be a powerful symbol of agriculture and fertility. Chiwara sculptures are usually carved from wood and are often adorned with decorative. They are typically designed to be worn on the head and are used in ceremonial dances and other cultural events.
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