This one-of-a-kind figure depicts a playful baby antelope perched on its mother's back. Featuring hammered metal accents, incised geometric detailing, antler tips finished with leather and animal hair, and red tassels used as nose and ear piercings, this sculpture is intricately and artfully crafted.
Only one available. Carving measures: 41" tall x 11" deep x 4" wide. Figure is mounted on a metal base measuring 6" x 4".
The Chiwara, is an antelope figure representative of the development of agricultural traditions and practices. Mythology of the Bambara people of Mali describes the Chi Wara as an antelope who first shared with humanity the practices of farming and harvesting.