Global Art & Artifacts

Chokwe Wood Female Mask.  Mwana Pwo.  Headdress.  Angola.  Africa

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This mask is from the Chokwe people living in central Angola.  Mwana Pwo refers to the beauty of a woman’s face and represents a female ancestor.  The scarification patterns, the open mouth and pointed teeth all represent beauty for the Chokwe.


A great mask with a lot of history.  In good condition.  Stand not included.


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