Among the best known associations in Burkina Faso is the Chi Wara (or tji wara). In the past the purpose of this association was to encourage cooperation among all members of the community to ensure a successful crop. In recent time, however, the concept of chi wara has become associated with the notion of good farmer, and the chi wara masqueraders are regarded as a farming beast. Antelope masqueraders speak of fertility and agricultural abundance.
Chi wara represents a mythical being who taught people to farm and who is a combination of many animals.