hand carved Chokwe Mask Mwana Pwo with Stand African Art 12" X 6"

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Seller: africanshop49 ✉️ (262) 95.7%, Location: Rockville, Maryland, US, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 134181063635 hand carved Chokwe Mask Mwana Pwo with Stand African Art 12" X 6". The Chokwe are members of a large culture cluster living today in central Angola, parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Zambia. This cluster is composed of a number of distinct but related peoples, the most prominent of which are the Chokwe, but the cluster also includes the Lunda, Ovimbundu, Lwena, Luvala, Mbwela, and Imbangala. As a result of the complex interaction of people, the region has shared stylistic elements and figural forms based upon shared mythologies and ritual practices. The present mask called Mwana pwo depicts a beautiful young woman and represents the female ances tor. Mwana pwo mask appears at the initiation and circumcision ceremonies of young boys (Mukanda). Mwana Pwo also dances at the induction of a new chief, at funerals and fertility rituals, and during public entertainment. During the performance, Mwana Pwo is always accompanied by male character masks such as Cihongo or Cikunza. The dancer of Mwana Pwo attracts a very large audience, especially women. The graceful and elegant gestures of the pwo mask teach Chokwe women to act in a graceful manner. Mwana Pwo reflects all the positive attributes of an ideal woman who can serve as a Chokwe role model. The dimension is 12 inches high and 6 inches wide but with the stand is 15 inches tall Note: Pictures is exact representation of the item. Some scratches on the mask due to usage, also the left eye has a chip but the mask is in perfect condition. Condition: Used, Condition: Used but in excellent condition., Provenance: collected, Original/Reproduction: Original, Tribe: Chokwe, Time Period Manufactured: 1600-1900, Country/Region of Manufacture: Congo, Handmade: Yes, Culture: African, Modified Item: No

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