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dec 17, 1900 - Female (Pwo) mask

Description:

Late 19th to early 20th century CE
Wood, fiber, pigment and metal
Chokwe peoples (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
• Danced by male dancer, represents ideal women
• Made and carved by a man
• To honor fertile women
• Matrilineal culture
• Dancer honors women in his life and female ancestor founder of chockwe
• Dance brings fertility and and pospertity to community
• Sense of calm on face and scarification, desrves respect
• Rafia woven to look like elaborate hairstyle
• White around eyes connects her to spiritual world

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Kailee Keiser

Date:

dec 17, 1900
Now
~ 117 years ago

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