Our Mask in a box – Chokwe masks

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.

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