This mask was created in the style of the Chokwe people of DRC/Angola. The mask features a dark pigmented face with slit eyes and an open mouth expression. There is a woven fiber costume attached to the back of the mask. The mask measures 10.5 inches tall and weighs a 0.5 pound. There are some imperfections including scrapes, scuffs and chips – please inspect photos. Stand is not included.
|Type of Object||
|Country of Origin||
Angola, DR Congo
Wood, pigment, rope
Imperfections including chips, scrapes and scuffs – 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.