African Tribal Mask

Chiwa Nyau society Mask, Malawi, Southern African Tribal Art


Chiwa Nyau society Mask, Malawi, Southern African Tribal Art
Chiwa Nyau society Mask, Malawi, Southern African Tribal Art
Chiwa Nyau society Mask, Malawi, Southern African Tribal Art
Chiwa Nyau society Mask, Malawi, Southern African Tribal Art
Chiwa Nyau society Mask, Malawi, Southern African Tribal Art
Chiwa Nyau society Mask, Malawi, Southern African Tribal Art

Chiwa Nyau society Mask, Malawi, Southern African Tribal Art   Chiwa Nyau society Mask, Malawi, Southern African Tribal Art
26 x 18.5 x 10.5 cm. Malawi (see ethnographic notes below). Timber Carving & Polychrome Pigments. Arthur Rudner Collection, Cape Town (1950's) then Private Collection, Melbourne. African Origins sells tribal objects which have been used, in some cases, for many, many years.

African Origins has been trading online since 2007. We are constantly on the look out for interesting objects to add to our collection. Where possible, we will specify the provenance of important individual tribal objects. The Chewa people are matriarchal Bantu-speaking ethnic group living Central, East and Southern Africa. They are found in Malawi (where they are predominant), Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The Chewa are closely related to people in surrounding regions such as the Tumbuka and Nsenga. They are historically also related to the Bemba, with whom they share a similar origin in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. As with the Nsenga and Tumbuka, a considerable part of Chewa territory came under the influence of the Ngoni, who were of Zulu or Natal/Transvaal origin.

An alternative name, often used interchangeably with Chewa, is Nyanja. Their language is called Chichewa. Internationally, the Chewa are mainly known for their masks and their secret societies, called Nyau, as well as their agricultural techniques. The item "Chiwa Nyau society Mask, Malawi, Southern African Tribal Art" is in sale since Friday, August 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectables\Cultural, Religious\African".

The seller is "joburger63" and is located in Mallacoota. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  1. Type: Chiwa Nyau society Mask
  2. Region: Africa
  3. Provenance: Ownership History Available
  4. Product Type: Southern African Tribal Art
  5. Country: Malawi
  6. Tribe: Chewa


Chiwa Nyau society Mask, Malawi, Southern African Tribal Art   Chiwa Nyau society Mask, Malawi, Southern African Tribal Art