Pig Mask - Chokwe People, D.R. Congo (#0257) - Sold
Pig Mask - Chokwe People, D.R. Congo (#0257) - Sold
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Pig Mask - Chokwe People, D.R. Congo (#0257) - Sold

Title: Pig Mask People: Chokwe Country: D.R. Congo Location: Central Africa Description: Mask performances that include Ngulu, the domestic pig, are highly entertaining. Ngulu either dances erect or performs on all fours to dramatize the erratic and uncontrollable nature of pigs. During performances, the dignified movements of such human characters as Pwo, the female ancestor, teaches acceptable social behavior in contrast with the unacceptable behavior of some animal characters. Teaching techniques such as dancing masks and puppetry are used during social gatherings for entertainment, to affirm creation myths, and as well in the initiation ceremonies of young boys who then mature into adulthood. Mask Dimensions: 15" height x 10" width x 11.5" depth Base Dimensions: 7" x 7"
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