African art > African mask > Chokwe Mask
The Tschokwe, in African art, have a male association, mukanda, which makes use of some thirty African masks, made of wood, for various social purposes and related to the fores: the mask cikugu, the cihongo, pwo mask, kalelwa, cikunza, but also this type of animal mask of which there are variants, ngulu, bush pig or orycterope, which was worn on a basketry base. He was also added to coloured cotton fabrics and various small objects. This mask was danced by professionals moving from village to village, who mimicped inappropriate behavior, contrasting with the civilized attitude of Mwana pwo .
Ned brown and ochre matte and abraded. Lacks on the contours.
The Bantu-cultured Tschokwe had settled in eastern Angola, but also in Congo and Zambia. Following various alliances, they ...