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Chokwe Figural Bellows 20.5″ on Base – DRC – African Art

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A beautiful Chokwe style bellows. The bellows depicts a head on top and beautiful markings throughout. It comes attached to a custom base for easy display and measures 20.5 inches tall and weighs 6.5 pounds. There is cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Bellow

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Chokwe

Material

Wood, pigment and leather

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

20" bellow | 20.5" including base

Width

9”

Depth

4.75" bellow | 6" base

Weight

6.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.

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.

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