Chokwe Pwo mask

€230.00

Chokwe African mask from the collection of a Belgian family who lived in southern Congo at the time of independence. In African art, we know the famous masks of beautiful young woman Pwo or Mwana Pwo among the Chokwe. These are female masks worn by men that simulate the behavior of a woman in the prime of life. Here, a triple headdress very fashionable in the first half of the 20th century. The patina slightly turns red. There are many scarifications on the forehead and under the eyes. The rope headdress, as is customary, is still very present. Beautiful state of conservation. The trimmed teeth are encrusted with white pigment in order to stand out from the face.

Make an Offer

Your Offer is sent.

Your Offer is accepted, please check your inbox.

  •     *Required Fields

Loading

Shipping fees
00815

Data sheet

Presumed dating
Circa 1960
Size
19 x 13 cm (mask only)
Ethnic group
Chokwe / Tchokwe / Tschokwe
Material(s)
Wood, rope
Country
Angola
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium
Condition
Excellent

You might also like