This is a rare hand-carved wood Chokwe miniature statue, it originates from the Chokwe people an ethnic group found in Angola, southwestern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo and northwestern parts of Zambia. The Chokwe people influenced the art of many neighboring tribes, including the Lunda, Mbunda, Lovale, and Mbangani. They are very famous for their exceptional crafts work, particularly with baskets, pottery, mask carving, statues, stools and art objects produced to celebrate and validate the royal court. Most Chokwe artwork is made in the concept of their religious beliefs. Most sculptures are sculpted to represent various ancestors, mostly the Ilunga so is this wonderful figure with bent legs and formidable features, it has a shiny coffee brown patina and looks old with signs of usage, wear, tear and exposure.
Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
|Dimensions||3 × 5.5 × 21 cm|