Mid Century African Chokwe Tribal Mask, Helmet, Congo Wood and Cowrie Shells

$486.00 $540.00

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This is an impressive Chokwe mask, mid 20th century.

The Chokwe people are an ethnic group in central and southern Africa, including, the Congo.

I've never seen a hand on a mask, and there's no known reason for this one! The masks were used both for spiritual, and for entertainment, purposes, and would represent ancestors or various character types. This one is what's known as a Mwano Pwo mask, representing an ideal of female beauty. This was custom made to fit this role, but my research is not finding any particular reason for the hand--it's something that meant something to the maker or wearer.

The wood mask itself is 12" long total is over 22" with the hair missing a few beads other than that amazing condition.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

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I accept most major debit and credit cards, PayPal, also Etsy gift cards and offer Layaway. See Layaway Plan below.

Shipping from United States

I ship in 1-2 business days, usually same day. International shipping available. Prices upon request. I pack and ship every piece my self and will take all responsibility for any problems based on packaging.
I have successfully shipped to Australia, Canada, Italy, Poland, UK, Mexico,
New Zealand, France, Norway and China, and look forward to many more.

If you are in Montrose, CO. area ask about no shipping-- will deliver locally!

Refunds

Anything that arrives broken due to packaging or similar issues will be refunded or replaced if possible. all are insured with USPS.
Items can be returned for up to 14 days you are responsible for return shipping Item must come back in same condition as sent and there is a 15% restocking fee. No returns after 14 days.

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Layaway Plan
Layaway can be arranged on Items over $100.00.
I require a 30% deposit and you have 35 days to pay additional 70%.
I hold all Items until all funds are received. Then it will be shipped in 1 business day.
There are no returns on deposit after 5 weeks Item will be relisted for sale and you lose the deposit.
Layaway is not a offered by ESTY it is the shop owner's responsibility.

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