Arion Tribal Arts

Chewa Animal Mask

Chewa Animal Mask

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Directory: Fine Art: Sculpture: Wood: Pre 1940: Item # 1391677

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Arion Tribal Arts
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P.O. Box 503
Westport, New York 12993

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Small Chewa mask resembling a Cheetah. Wood with native pigments, length 7". Excellent condition. Ex. Dave Deroche, San Francisco. The Chewa are a Bantu people, and the largest ethnic group in Malawi. Their first kingdom was established somewhere around 1500. They had very early trade contact with the Portuguese. Primarily an agricultural peoples, they are matrilineal and known for their extensive masquerades and numerous secret societies. Mask comes mounted on a custom base.

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