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Chokwe "Mwana Pwo" Mask

$2,200.00

Chokwe “Mwana Pwo” Mask

$2,200.00

Wood, red bicycle paint, raffia, metal, bamboo, glass beads

Origin: South-central Africa (Congo region)

Interesting facts: According to traditional Chokwe belief, ancestral spirits play the crucial role of providing for the needs of living descendants.  The mwana pwo mask represents a female ancestor but is worn by a male dancer. This mask type represents the abundance associated with the women in Chokwe society and is worn to pay homage and respects to the female ancestors for providing for the community. Mwana pwo often features elements of beauty. In the case of this piece a feature is the dreadlocked coiffure of the mwana pwo, accessorised with bamboo beading.

The collection includes several fine examples of Mwana Pwo masks.

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Wood, red bicycle paint, raffia, metal, bamboo, glass beads

Origin: South-central Africa (Congo region)

 

 

 

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 28 × 16 × 41 cm
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