Chokwe hair pin
Colonial influence in African art
This African wooden pin is surmounted by a kneeling figure: this is the representation of the archetypal Portuguese merchant in the 19th century, pombeiro or funante in Portuguese, in European dress, with his hat.
Hairpins were placed in headdresses to hold them in place but could also be used in rituals.
- Presumed dating
- 1st half XXth century
- 31 cm
- Ethnic group
- Tribal Art Collection Portugal
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