STRENGTH and HARMONY

Chi Wara Headresses

To Celebrate a Good Harvest




This chi wara headress, shaped like an antelope, is used in to celebrate the harvest by the hard working farmers in the dry savannah regions of the western Sudan of Africa. These antelope headdresses are called chi wara. Chi means "work" and wara means "animal," thus "working animal."
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Introduction
  • To Inspire Respect for Royalty
  • To Celebrate A Good Harvest
  • To Teach Young Women
  • To Seek Protection and Honor Ancestors