Male chi wara mask, Bamana peoples. Image courtesy the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art.

Male chi wara mask, Bamana peoples. Image courtesy the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art.

Male chi wara mask, Bamana peoples. Image courtesy the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art.

Male chi wara mask, Bamana peoples, Mali, Early to mid-20th century, Wood, metal, plant fiber, hide, cowrie shells, Bequest of Eliot Elisofon. Image courtesy the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art.

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