Chokwe mwana pwo mask from Angola
  • Chokwe mwana pwo mask from Angola
  • Masque africain Chokwe
  • Chokwe mask from Angola

Chokwe Mwana Pwo mask


Feminine beauty in the traditional art of Africa

There are several types of masks in African Chokwe art, some of which are zoomorphic and others anthropomorphic. This one depicts the face of an attractive young Mwana pwo woman. This traditional African mask was worn by a male dancer who also wore a rope costume. Chokwe mwana pwo masks should always be aesthetic in order to best illustrate feminine beauty.

This one has beautiful scarifications including the chingelyengelye cross on the forehead.

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Presumed dating
Mid XXth century
33 cm
Ethnic group
Chokwe / Tchokwe / Tschokwe
Wood, accessories
Tribal art collection Belgium

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