• Angolan Walking Stick Angolan Walking Stick Quick View
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    • Angolan Walking Stick
    • $3,100.00
    • Wood Origin: South West Africa (Angola Region) Interesting facts: Male and female couple in Colon attire. The term "Colon art" originates from the word "colonial" and was coined to describe a specific African art genre, born out of the encounter with Europeans. Notable patina.
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  • Bamana Mask Bamana Mask Quick View
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    • Bamana Mask
    • $4,300.00
    • Wood, seeds, clay, beads, hessian Origin: West Africa (Mali region) Interesting facts: Aw ye gweleya aw daw la, da de jugu ye "Close your mouth firmly, close your mouth; the mouth is the enemy" So go the lyrics of the ritual song that teaches the lesson of keeping secrets in Bamana culture. The Ntomo society is a five year period…
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  • Baule Mask Baule Mask Quick View
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    • Baule Mask
    • $1,100.00
    • Wood, pigment, paint Origin: West Africa (Ivory Coast region) Interesting facts: The Baule are one of the Akan people. They moved west to the Ivory Coast more than 200 years ago and adapted masking traditions from their neighbours, the Guro, Senufo and Yaure people. This mask demonstrates an elaborate coif and refined carving. Circa 1940 curio piece.  Provenance: Acquired from…
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  • Bembe Mask Bembe Mask Quick View
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    • Bembe Mask
    • $10,200.00
    • Wood, Pigment Origin: Central Africa (Democratic Republic of Congo region) Interesting facts: The name Babemba/Babembe means “the people of the lake.”  A zoomorphic mask probably used as a hut mask in initiation ceremonies, with classical Bembe face and huge ocular orbits, in imitation of an owl. The eyes are especially interesting due to their distinct asymmetry.  The tapering face hosts an…
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  • Chokwe “Mwana Pwo” Mask Chokwe “Mwana Pwo” Mask Quick View
    • Chokwe “Mwana Pwo” Mask Chokwe “Mwana Pwo” Mask Quick View
    • Chokwe “Mwana Pwo” Mask
    • $1,100.00
    • Wood Origin: South-central Africa (Zambia region) Interesting facts: Most Chokwe are found in Angola or Congo DRC. Known as pwo (woman) or mwana pwo (young pretty woman), this type of mask is worn by men whose outfits include breasts carved in wood and fastened to their netted costume. The masks evoke female ancestors, who are responsible for guarding the community’s…
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    • Chokwe “Mwana Pwo” Mask
    • $5,600.00
    • Wood, metal and coin earrings - Rhodesia and Nyasaland (1957) Origin: Southern Africa (Angola region) Interesting facts: Most Chokwe are found in Angola or Congo DRC. Known as pwo (woman) or mwana pwo (young pretty woman), this type of mask is worn by men whose outfits include breasts carved in wood and fastened to their netted costume. This mask evokes…
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  • Chokwe “Mwana Pwo” Mask Chokwe “Mwana Pwo” Mask Quick View
    • Chokwe “Mwana Pwo” Mask Chokwe “Mwana Pwo” Mask Quick View
    • Chokwe “Mwana Pwo” Mask
    • $3,100.00
    • Wood,  raffia Origin: Southern Africa (Angola region) Interesting facts: This mask represents a woman adorned with tattoos and raffia. The mask evokes the female ancestors, who are responsible for guarding the community’s fertility. They are represented as beautiful women with balanced features, filed teeth, and delicate scarifications on their cheeks and forehead. This mask is traditionally worn by males during the…
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  • Chokwe “Mwana Pwo” Mask Chokwe “Mwana Pwo” Mask Quick View
    • Chokwe “Mwana Pwo” Mask Chokwe “Mwana Pwo” Mask Quick View
    • Chokwe “Mwana Pwo” Mask
    • $1,600.00
    • Carved wood, pigment, raffia Origin: South-central Africa (Zambia region) Interesting facts: According to traditional Chokwe belief, ancestral spirits play the crucial role of 'providing' for living descendants.  The mwana pwo mask represents a female ancestor but is always worn by a male dancer. This mask type represents the abundance associated with the women in Chokwe society and is worn to pay…
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    • Chokwe “Mwana Pwo” Mask Chokwe “Mwana Pwo” Mask Quick View
    • Chokwe “Mwana Pwo” Mask
    • $1,600.00
    • Wood, raffia, brass, paint Origin: South-central Africa (Angola region) Interesting facts: According to traditional Chokwe belief, ancestral spirits play the crucial role of 'providing' for living descendants.  The mwana pwo mask represents a female ancestor but is always worn by a male dancer. This mask type represents the abundance associated with the women in Chokwe society and is worn to pay…
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  • Chokwe “Mwana Pwo” Mask Chokwe “Mwana Pwo” Mask Quick View
    • Chokwe “Mwana Pwo” Mask Chokwe “Mwana Pwo” Mask Quick View
    • 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…
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    • Content Makonde Helmet Mask
    • $3,200.00
    • Wood, human hair Origin: Southern Africa (Tanzania region) Interesting facts: Lipiko masks, which in the language of the Makonde people means “helmet mask.” The lipiko are also often referred to as mapiko, a term also used for the masquerade dances in which these are worn, as well as in reference to the dancers themselves. The Mapiko helmet mask is worn by…
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  • Dogon Mask Dogon Mask Quick View
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    • Dogon Mask
    • $3,800.00
    • Wood, Metal, Sisal rope Origin: West Africa (Mali Region) Significant interpretation of the Work: The highly revered Dogon masks according to the Dogon serve as a connection between the afterlife and earth. This piece is a Rasmussen Mask and remains unique in its construction and naturalism of the seated male character which surmounts it. This character is reference to Yasigine, a…
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