This mask was created in the style of the Chokwe people of DRC/Angola. The mask features a gorgeous face with typical scarification on the forehead. The mask measures 13.5 inches tall and weighs 2.5 pounds. There is some damage to the back rim of the mask, specifically around he chin. Cracking and wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos. Stand not included.
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Wood, pigment and vegetable fiber
Damage to back of chin – cracking and 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.