This container was carved in the style of the Chokwe people of DRC. The container features a seated figure on top and beautiful designs throughout. The container measures 46.75 inches tall and weighs 25.5 pounds. There is some damage to the lid and minor cracking, scrapes and scuffs throughout – please inspect images. This is an oversized piece that requires a shipping quote – please inquire.
Large Chokwe Figural Container 46.75″ – DRC – African Tribal Art
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Lid has some damage, cracking, scrapes, scuffs
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.