Chokwe Mask Angola
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The Chokwe Mask is a traditional African mask that originates from the Chokwe people in Angola. The Chokwe are a Bantu ethnic group that have a rich cultural heritage, including a variety of masks used in various ceremonies and rituals.
The Chokwe Mask is typically made out of wood and is carved to represent a human or animal face. They are often decorated with intricate patterns and designs, and are worn during important events such as funerals, initiation ceremonies, and agricultural festivals.
One of the most notable features of the Chokwe Mask is the use of raffia, a type of fiber made from the leaves of the raffia palm, which is often attached to the mask to represent hair or a headdress.
The Chokwe Mask is considered to be an important part of the cultural heritage of Angola, and has been featured in various exhibitions and museums around the world. It is also used in Contemporary art and design, with many artists and designers drawing inspiration from the traditional Chokwe Mask in their work.