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50. Chokwe mask, Angola,
wood, cloth, raffia, hair and pigments, 14" (36 cm)
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50. Chokwe mask, Angola, wood, cloth, raffia, hair and pigments, 14" (36 cm)
  Called Pwo, this mask represents a female ancestor and a stylised ideal of female beauty. These masks were used during the boy’s mukanda initiation ceremonies, where they perfomed in dances representing the role of Chokwe women in their society.

Collection of Dimondstein Tribal Arts

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