Chokwe masks originated from the Chokwe people of Angola. These masks are made of cloth and wicker wood attached to the main painted mask.
There are a variety of Chokwe masks covering various facets of Chokwe communal life. The most common, the Mwana Pwo, is modelled on a female face, and represents fertility and the significant role of women in the society.
These masks are visually direct like many African masks, yet graceful and elegant.