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From Congo/Angola/Zambia area where the Chokwe population resides. Chihongo is the male spirit of wealth and power. This older tribal art mask was used in ceremonial events. Ratan and feathers form the headgear and woven rope form the bib. Carved from native wood. Stand not included.
Chokwe tribe, Congo. Circa mid-1900's
Wood, rattan, feathers, rope, twine
18" long x 8" wide x 8" diameter beneath head gear