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Pigmented Chokwe Mask 15.5″ – DR Congo – African Tribal Art

Original price was: $120.00.Current price is: $48.00.

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This mask was created in the style of the Chokwe people of DRC/Angola. The mask features a beautifully carved face with  interesting scarification markings on the forehead. The mask measures 15.5 inches tall and weighs 5 pounds. It has missing piece out of the back of the mask near the chin and cracks throughout – please inspect photos. Stand is not included.

Type of Object

Mask

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Chokwe

Material

Wood and pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

15.5"

Width

9"

Depth

10.5"

Weight

5 pounds

Overall Condition

Missing piece from back of mask near chin, crack in face – 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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