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Incredible Decorated Chokwe Mask 15.25″ – DR Congo – African Art

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This mask was created in the style of the Chokwe people of DRC/Angola. The mask features a dark face with closed eyes and a teeth baring expression. It has been attached to encrusted fabric with shells, leather and other materials attached to it. The mask measures 15.25 inches tall, 13.75 inches wide and weighs 4 pounds. There are some imperfections including scrapes, scuffs and chips – please inspect photos. Stand is not included.

Type of Object

Mask

Country of Origin

Angola, DR Congo

Ethnicity

Chokwe

Material

wood, pigment, fabric, leather, shells, glass, metal

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

15.25"

Width

13.75"

Depth

3.5”

Weight

4 lbs

Overall Condition

Imperfections including chips, scrapes and scuffs – 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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