A wooden African mask of the. A People now living in Angola, but descending from the Luba in Congo.This mask is known as their female mask. Made of wood, vegetal fibres and copper. The male Chokwe mask, the Chihongo, brings prosperity, his female counterpart, Pwo, is the archetype of womanhood, an ancestral female personage who encourages fertility. As an ancestor, she is envisioned as an elderly woman. The eyes are closed to narrow slits and evoke those of a deceased person.
The facial decoration, the scarifications, is thought to be female. Since resent Pwo became known as Mwana Pwo, meaning young women, representing young Chokwe women who have undergone initiation and are ready for marriage.
Condition: beautiful , with a warm and smooth patine, no cracks, no chips, one copper earring is missing. Height and width: circa 22 cm. Weight: 924 gram / ca. We would like to underline the fact that.
We are no connoisseurs or experts. On the subject of tribal art, we have done some research, trying to attribute the item to a land, country, tribe or people, to the best we could. Do judge for yourself on tribal affilation and the correct age.
This will be according to the PostNL conditions. Only with registration, tracking, priority.
We are: delta 98 den haag. Chambers of Commerce in The Netherlands / KvK Haaglanden: file 27133335. The item "African female Pwo wooden mask, Chokwe, Tshokwe tribe, Angola Africa, tribal art" is in sale since Sunday, May 1, 2011.This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Masks". The seller is "delta98denhaag" and is located in 's-Gravenhage. This item can be shipped worldwide.