A beautifully carved large Chokwe figural container. The statue stands at 49.5 inches tall and weighs 27 pounds. This statue would make an excellent addition to any collection.
Large Chokwe Figural Container 49.5″ – DRC – African Art
1 in stock
|Type of Object||
Figural Container, Figure, statue
|Country of Origin||
DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo – formerly Zaire)
Possible minor imperfections and wear & tear, including but not limited to scuffing, cracking and minimal chipping. Possible previous repairs. 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.