Hand made African Tribal Art Carving Wood Mwana Pwo CHOKWE bird Mask 10 X 6
The Chokwe are members of a large culture cluster living today in central Angola, parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Zambia. This cluster is composed of a number of distinct but related peoples, the most prominent of which are the Chokwe, but the cluster also includes the Lunda, Ovimbundu, Lwena, Luvala, Mbwela, and Imbangala. As a result of the complex interaction of people, the region has shared stylistic elements and figural forms based upon shared mythologies and ritual practices. The present mask called Mwana pwo depicts a beautiful young woman but this mask represents a bird that is used at a ceremony during planting season so that the birds will not go on the farm and eat the seeds.
The mask is 10 inches high and 6 inches wide. Note Pictures are exact representations of the item. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks".
The seller is "africanshop49" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Provenance: collected
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Congo
- Culture: African
- Handmade: Yes
- Modified Item: No