Beautifully Carved Chokwe Mask 13″ – DR Congo – African Art

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This mask was created in the style of the Chokwe people of DRC/Angola. The mask features a beautiful face with scarification and metal earrings. The mask measures 13 inches tall and weighs 3 pounds. There is some cracking and wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos. Stand not included.

Type of Object

Face Mask

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Chokwe

Material

Wood, pigment, vegetable fiber and metal

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

13"

Width

8.75"

Depth

8"

Weight

3 lbs

Overall Condition

Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.

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Tribe Information

About the Chokwe People

The Chokwe, with an estimated population of 1.3 million people, inhabit areas in Angola, DRC and Zambia. They are known by many names throughout the world, upwards of 30 different variations, all deriving from the name in which they call themselves, Kocokwe. Chokwe government is headed by a king called Mwana Ngana, with male and female societies regulating all aspects of life.

Read more about the Chokwe here.