Initiation mask (1) - Wood - mascara Mwana Pwo - Chokwe - Angola

Description
Initiation mask (1) - Wood - mascara Mwana Pwo - Chokwe - Angola
2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Spectacular African dance masks in carved and painted wood, textile, fibre and cowries.

The mask has hair composed of braided fibre fabric and shows a nice patina.

Pwo means the condition of ancestral women associated with fertility.

Closed eyes evoke those of a dead person.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Initiation mask
Indigenous object name
mascara Mwana Pwo
Ethnic group/ culture
Chokwe
Region/ country
Angola
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
37×20×14 cm
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