Chokwe Mwana Pwo mask
This traditional mask from Angola comes from Chokwe. This is an African mask representing a young woman of childbearing age. These masks called mwana pwo or pwevo, were worn by men teaching young girls how to behave in order to seduce their future husband.
The mask has a red patina and a rope headdress. A costume also covered the dancer. Chokwe mwana pwo masks had a male counterpart called chi hongo.
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