Global Art & Artifacts

Chokwe Wood & Fiber Female Mask.  Mwana PWO.  Angola. Africa.

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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.


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