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No. 212.6
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Publication: 1910. Henry, Jos. L'âme d'un peuple africain: Les Bambara. Leur vie psychique, éthique, sociale, religieuse.

Original language: French

Caption translation: [Procession of the Tji Wara. Youths go to the fields to work under the watch of two peers wearing the insignia of the fetish of labor.

Caption: Procession du Tji Wara. La jeunesse se rend au champ pour travailler sous les yeux de deux camarades revêtus des insignes du fétiche du travail.

Text translation: "the mask of the Tji Wara...is fashioned from the wood of the dondon (Bombax Cornui) and seems to be intended to represent a he-goat or a doe. During the sacred dance, the blacks grotesquely outfitted with masks and cloaks are bent over in two, and always in motion." (p. 144)

Text: "Le masque du Tji wara... est taillé dans le bois du dondol (Bombax Cornui) et semble vouloir représenter un bouc ou une biche. ... Durant la danse sacrée, les noirs affublés du masque et du manteau, sont courbés en deux et toujours en mouvement." (p.144)

Illustrator: R. P. Dubernet R. P. Dubernet, unreadable sign in LC. R.P. (Révérend Père)
Illustration technique: b/w field photograph

Publication page: facing p. 143

Publication plate/figure: plate

Keywords:
• Mali (Country, region, place)
• raffia (Materials and techniques)
• carved wood (Materials and techniques)
• costume (Notable features)
• masqueraders (Notable features)
• procession (Notable features)
• antelope mask (Object name, type)
• chi wara (Object name, type)
• chiwara (Object name, type)
• Bamana (Style, culture group)

Comments:
Jim Ross, (6/24/2011):

This image appears also on the Yale van Rijn website, 0110968~01.



Jim Ross, (1/12/2013):

This image appears in Antilopes Du Soleil-Arts et Rites Agraires d'Afrique Noire by Dominique Zahan (1980) 109, fig. 28 with the following caption: "Départ des tyiwaraw aux champs."