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Chihongo Chokwe Mask - Chokwe - DR Congo
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Chihongo Chokwe Mask - Chokwe - DR Congo

Chihongo Chokwe Masks are always worn by dancers of royal descent, this mask is also used during the initiation rites of the mukanda society. The sacred mask Chihongo (chihongo also being a plant with therapeutic virtues), endowed with a wide grimacing mouth, is used during circumcision rites and royal ceremonies. The characteristic patterns on the forehead, and on the cheekbones, are part of the Chokwe aesthetic canons but also served as public markers of ethnic identity, such as the chingelyengelye cross. Wood with red-brown satin patina Conditions: Overall good conditions with signs of usage. Our Guarantees: - Packaged with the greatest care in a double sided box - Shipped with tracking information. - Shipments of objects above 100 Euro will be insured. - A certificate of authenticity can be provided on request with every purchased item over 250 Euro.

No. 77685345

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Chihongo Chokwe Mask - Chokwe - DR Congo

Chihongo Chokwe Mask - Chokwe - DR Congo

Chihongo Chokwe Masks are always worn by dancers of royal descent, this mask is also used during the initiation rites of the mukanda society. The sacred mask Chihongo (chihongo also being a plant with therapeutic virtues), endowed with a wide grimacing mouth, is used during circumcision rites and royal ceremonies. The characteristic patterns on the forehead, and on the cheekbones, are part of the Chokwe aesthetic canons but also served as public markers of ethnic identity, such as the chingelyengelye cross.

Wood with red-brown satin patina
Conditions: Overall good conditions with signs of usage.

Our Guarantees:
- Packaged with the greatest care in a double sided box
- Shipped with tracking information.
- Shipments of objects above 100 Euro will be insured.
- A certificate of authenticity can be provided on request with every purchased item over 250 Euro.

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