A One-of-a-Kind, handcarved Mwana Pwo Chokwe mask handmade by artist in Angola. This mask resembles a human with slit eyes, a sharp nose and broad lips. The face features traditional scarification marks on the forehead and cheeks as symbols of beautification. The hair, one of the most dramatic features, is made of woven raffia rope to resemble braids or locs.
Size: 15”L x 9”W
Due to the handmade nature, expect natural imperfections that come with natural material and handmade artistry.
Lightly dust to clean. No cleaners or polish.
About:The Mwana Pwo represents a female ancestor but is worn by a male dancer. It symbolizes fertility and the prominent role of women in the Chokwe society. Mwana Pwo often feature elements of beauty such as scarification and hairstyle.