Songye "Kifwebe" Style and Chokwe "Mwana Po" Style Carved Wood and Fiber Masks
Songye (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central Africa)
Kifwebe mask, mid to late 20th century
Carved wood, pigment, and natural fibers
Chokwe (Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Zambia, Central Africa)
Mwana Pwo style mask, late 20th century
Carved wood and natural fibers
- cracks and repairs to the chin of Chokwe mask; patch to the right side of Songye mask; chips and abrasions particularly to the larger Songye mask; wear and discoloration to the fiber.
- measures wood of larger mask.