Chokwe Wood & Fiber Female Mask. Mwana PWO. Angola. Africa.
From the Chokwe people of central Angola. Mwana Pwo refers to a woman’s beauty and usually represents a female ancestor. Scarification, open mouth and sharp teeth represent that beauty.
Fabric over a wood stick frame surrounds the back of the mask.
This mask was used in an initiation ceremony and encourages fertility. In good condition.
Stand not included.