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Chokwe Mask with Raffia 10.5″ – DR Congo – African Tribal Art

$75.00

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This mask was created in the style of the Chokwe people of DRC/Angola. The mask features a face with interesting scarification throughout and an open mouth teeth baring expression. The mask measures 10.5 inches tall and weighs 1.5 pounds. It has minor imperfections including cracking, scrapes and scuffs – please inspect photos. Stand is not included.

Type of Object

Mask

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Chokwe

Material

wood, pigment, woven fiber

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

10.5"

Width

7.5”

Depth

8"

Weight

1.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Good with minor imperfections – see photos

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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