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Kwo Mask - Tshokwe ethnic group (Zaire - Angola) wood, fibers, pearls, bull rushes - H: 22cm - Musée Dapper

In fertility ceremonies this mask represents female ancestors. There is also a masculine equivalent, the "cihongo" but they are never used simultaneously.


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