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Kalelwa mask fiber and resin mask- TSCHOKWE - D.R. Congo

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Kalelwa mask fiber and resin mask- TSCHOKWE - D.R. Congo

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Early XXth before 1930- raffia-resin-skin-clothing-good condition

Made with Fibers and resin on a raffia support this is a striking Kalelwa Tschokwe mask from Congo, early XXth century, before 1930 seen the style.
They where danced during the Mukanda, at the boys initiation camps. They are not often seen or well known, because they are usually are burned at the end of the initiation camp period. The chin is similar in form to that of the Chokwe chihongo masks.

B/w illustration Pwo dancer engraving by Henrique Carvalho (1890:245)

PROVENANCE : From a retired Belgian collector who had more than 70 Art objects mentioned in the Guy van Rijn Yale database of African art.

This is a unique occasion for you to get a genuine object in your house at very low starting prices.

The name of the collector will be given to all buyers in the accompanying documentation included in every package.


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