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.
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Wood, pigment and leather
20" bellow | 20.5" including base
4.75" bellow | 6" base
Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.
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.