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Chokwe mask (N° 20396)

Ex-collection African art from Belgium.
The Tschokwe, in African tribal art , have a male association, the mukanda, which makes use of some thirty African masks , made of wood, related to ancestors, for various social purposes: the cikugu mask, the cihongo, the pwo mask, kalelwa, cikunza. They were also joined with colorful cotton cloth and often also various small objects. The abundant braided headdress is a specificity of Chokwe masks. However, this example does not have the usual motifs linked to the group's scarifications, only the oblique lines, symbolizing tears, are perceptible on the cheeks. Height on base: 48 cm. Velvety black patina, cracked.
The Tschokwe, of Bantu culture, had established themselves in the east of Angola, but also in Congo and Zambia. Following various alliances, they mixed with the Lunda who taught them hunting. Their social organization also influenced the Tschokwe society. However, the Tschokwe ended up dominating the Lunda, whose kingdom was dismantled at the end of the 19th century. Sources: "Chokwe", 5continents, B.Wastiau and "Chokwe and their bantu neighbors"(ill. 065); "Masks characters of Zambia" Jordan.  

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OriginColl. belge V.
EthnyChokwe
Countryangola
Material(s)wood, raphia, textile
Height33
Width22
Weight2.35 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle includedYes

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