Stunning Chokwe Pwo Mask 12″ – DR Congo – African Art

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This mask was created in the style of the Chokwe people of DRC/Angola. The mask has cowrie shell decorations and the coiffure is made of wood tubes, perhaps bamboo. It measures 12 inches tall, 15 inches including coiffure. There is some cracking, scuffing and imperfections – please see photos. Stand is not included.

Type of Object

Face Mask

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Chokwe

Material

Wood, pigment, vegetable fiber, cowrie shells and bamboo

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

12" mask | 15" including coiffure

Width

9”

Depth

10"

Weight

3 lbs

Overall Condition

Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.

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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.