This container was carved in the style of the Chokwe people of DRC. The container features three figures on top, two on bottom acting as the base and three faces surrounding the cupboard. There are multiple intricate designs carved throughout the piece and the door to the cupboard opens and closes. The container measures 37 inches tall and weighs 29 pounds.
Large Chokwe Figural Container 37″ – DRC – African Art
1 in stock
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Figural Container, Figure, statue
|Country of Origin||
Both lower figures show signs of previous repair. Imperfections and wear and tear throughout. See photos or inquire for more details.
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.