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.
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Wood, pigment, fabric and vegetable fiber
Minor damage around ears and eyes. Cracking and wear and tear.
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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