Figure (1) - Wood - LUENA - Chokwe - Angola

Description
Figure (1) - Wood - LUENA - Chokwe - Angola
Mid 20th century - Good

Exquisite old figure, hard wood, beautiful patina from use.

The Luena people live in Angola, and as they are neighbours of the Chokwe, they share lots of cultural characteristics, including their art. The Luena and the Chokwe both use masks to honour feminine ancestors, and the latter are prominent with Luena craftsmanship.
The Luena also create feminine figures, similar to those of the Chokwe, but with a more serene appearance, often topped with a distinctive hatched hairdo. Their use is misunderstood, women are highly valued among the Luena and may even reach the rank of chief.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Figure
Indigenous object name
LUENA
Ethnic group/ culture
Chokwe
Region/ country
Angola
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
19×5×4 cm
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