Elegant Chokwe Pwo Mask 12.5″ – DR Congo – African Art

$175.00

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This mask was created in the style of the Chokwe people of DRC/Angola. The mask features an elegant face with scarification. It measures 12.5 inches tall and weighs 1.5 pounds. There is some minor damage to the ears and some chipping around the eyes. Some cracking and imperfections – please see photos. Stand is not included.

Type of Object

Face Mask

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Chokwe

Material

Wood, pigment, fabric and vegetable fiber

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

12.5"

Width

7.5"

Depth

8"

Weight

1.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Minor damage around ears and eyes. Cracking and wear and tear.

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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.