Chokwé Whistle - African art

View this image full size
African art > Used objects, pulleys, boxes, loom, awale > Chokwé Whistle

Chokwé Whistle (N° 9040)

Jan Putteneers African Art Collection.

Usual object but also ceremonial, he accompanied the Chokwe who wore it as a pendant, which helped polish their surface. The sculpted head could represent a head wearing the crown chipangula. Two small side holes have been fitted out for sound.
Played together, whistles, produced in large numbers, were used both during dances and hunting to call dogs but also to war. Thanks to the few sounds they made, information was exchanged from one place to another.
The Chokwé have become known in the Western world for their works of art, which are highly appreciated in the general context of African art.
The sculpted face of the founding hero Tshibinda Ilunga is recognized on this piece. This central character has a very special headdress like this one. The piece has a dark patina with lighter areas in the catching areas.  


This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost

Origincollection belge
Height cm14
Depth5 cm
Width5 cm
Weight0.08 Kg
Socle inclusOptional

You could also be interested by these items
Coupe KubaPlateau YorubaEpingle KeteMasque TschokweFronde Baoule

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts

You have question on this item ? contact us

Previously viewed items
African art  -  New York - Paris - London

© 2022 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73A Rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100
visa Master CardPaypal