Art African Arts First Wovens Mask Chokwe Mwana Pwo On Base - 23 CMS

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller collectionneurdafrique ✉️ (4,438) 100%, Location: Hautefond, FR, Ships to: AMERICAS, EUROPE, ASIA, Item: 234522433166 Art African Arts First Wovens Mask Chokwe Mwana Pwo On Base - 23 CMS. .:Collection-dafrique:. Comments broadcast list Add to favorite sellers Toggle navigation Menu WHO ARE WE Method of Payments CONTACT Menu WHO ARE WE Method of Payments CONTACT Product Description Chokwe Mask - Ex Zaire Product Description ENGLISH SPEAKING Total height on base of 40 cms.Dimensions of the mask of 23 x 16 x 13 cms.Weight of approximately 0.550 kg for the mask without packaging.Materials: Wood, vegetable fiber, cotton.Presumed seniority: Over 50 years. Chokwe mask, "Mawana Pwo" type, from the former Zaire.Very expressive piece, with a very beautiful patina.The custom base, visible in the photos, is part of the transaction. the mask "pwo" (woman) or "mwana pwo" (young woman) symbolizes the female ancestor and appears in dances conducive to fertility.Worn by a man who mimics the dance of women and teaches them the grace of manners.The mask "Pwo" of the female ancestor is always carried by men whom it transforms into powerful beings.Their display in front of the village assembly has a magical character: they bring prosperity and fertility. But, mastered by sorcerers, they can become "wanga"evil.The acquisition of a mask is a kind of mystical marriage. The dancer gives the sculptor a copper ring, the symbolic price of the “fiancée”. This marriage imposes moral and ritual obligations, breaking them brings the wrath of the spirit of the ancestor and the punishments attributed to his magic.After the dancer's death, the mask is often buried due to a superstitious fear. It is buried in an isolated and marshy place. A bracelet signifying the return of the "dowry" is placed near the mask. The dancer bury in the same way a mask that can no longer be used.The exhibition of the female mask "Pwo"provides fecundity to the spectators. He sometimes dances with a statuette representing a child carried on his mother's back. The dancer disguised as a woman wears false breasts, a cotton skirt and a heavy crescent-shaped beaded belt. He is holding a rattle and a fly swatter. The dance consists of movements of the back punctuated by the hopping of the belt. By studying the serious look and elegant gestures of "Pwo", women would learn the grace of manners.The mask should be carved according to standards, and reflect the collective idea of ancestral spirits. Some masks, however, are individualized; the sculptor then takes a certain freedom with regard to the proportions and features of the face (shape of the nose, mouth or ears). The artist is inspired by the face of a woman admired for her beauty. As he has to work away from female eyes, he observes his model for a long time, often for many days, the time it takes him to memorize his features. The woman's tattoos and hairstyle also inspire the sculptor. "Cihongo" and "Pwo" often appear together, as protectors, on the back of chairs. Most often, the mask "Pwo" is symbolized by a macaron engraved or in bas-relief on sticks, combs, sanza.After Marie-Louise BastinAn observation? A question? Do not hesitate to contact us. THANK YOU FOR YOUR VISIT ++++++++++++ MG4069 Payment / Payment SECURE PAYMENT Look at our reviews. All customers are satisfied. SECURED PAYMENT You can pay by check, bank transfer or paypal. Please check our ratings. We do our best to satisfy all customers. The objects are packed with great care and protection. If the shipping costs are sometimes high, this is due to the weight of the object as well as its packaging. We combine shipments when possible to reduce shipping costs. Anyway, if you pay too much postage, you will be refunded after sending. Contact us for more informations. - PACKAGING AND DELIVERY The items are packed with great care and protection, in order to reach you in good condition. If the shipping costs are sometimes high, it is most often related to the weight of the object as well as its packaging. We combine shipping, whenever possible, in order to reduce shipping fees. Anyway, if you pay too much in terms of shipping, we reimburse you the difference after delivery. If you wish, we can use special transport services upon request, such as Mondial Relay, DHL, FedEx etc. Please contact us. © 2017 Africa Collector. All Rights Reserved. OLMS - Powered by: He sometimes dances with a statuette representing a child carried on his mother's back. The dancer disguised as a woman wears false breasts, a cotton skirt and a heavy crescent-shaped beaded belt. He is holding a rattle and a fly swatter. The dance consists of movements of the back punctuated by the hopping of the belt. By studying the serious look and elegant gestures of "Pwo", women would learn the grace of manners. As he has to work away from female eyes, he observes his model for a long time, often for many days, the time it takes him to memorize his features. The woman's tattoos and hairstyle also inspire the sculptor. "Cihongo" and "Pwo" often appear together, as protectors, on the back of chairs. Most often, the mask "Pwo" is symbolized by a macaron engraved or in bas-relief on sti Authenticity: Original, Material: Wood, Origine: Africa, Unit of gauges: m, Type: Mask, Height: 0,23, Time Period: 1950-1969, Brand: Unbranded

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