A beautifully carved Chokwe bellow from DRC/Angola. This pieces stands 28.5 inches in height without its base, 32″ with base and weighs 10lbs. There is a small carved face in the center and it has a rich dark brown coloring.
|Type of Object||
|Country of Origin||
DRC / Angola
28.5" without Base | 32" with Base
6" without Base | 10" with Base
Cracks and deterioration throughout piece. See photos.
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.