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Chockwe Mask with Basket Headdress Congo African Art

$350.00
Product #: 110435
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Title Chockwe Mask with Basket Headdress Congo African Art
Country of Origin Democratic Republic of Congo
People Chokwe
Materials Wood, metal, vegetal fibers, glass beads, mud, cotton
Approximate Age Mid 20th century
Dimensions Height: 12 Inches
Width: 8.5 Inches
Depth: 9 Inches
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair General Wear


Additional Information: The Chokwe are made up of four sub-tribes, and live in Angola and the DR Congo, formerly Zaire. Masks commonly have deep lobes with coffee bean eyes, cruciform on forehead, scarification on cheeks, and pointed teeth. Often there is a reddish color from repeated rubbing of camwood offerings. See wonderful pieces in Jordan's CHOCKWE.