CHOKWE FIGURES, Angola

CHOKWE
Figure 4
21" high
$400

CHOKWE
Figure 5
14" high
$300

CHOKWE
Figure 6
11.5" high
$250



CHOKWE
Maternity 2
16" high
$400

Photographs © Tim Hamill

CHOKWE, FIGURES, Angola

Despite their appearance we believe these figures were made to be sold.

Exhibiting a wide diversity in size, symbolism, intimacy and style., African female figures depict the ideals of beauty, fertility, character and action and many signify much more, whether the primordial mother or a legendary founding ancestor. Commonly used as shrine figures, they were often objects of petitions or prayers for fertility and successful births. The prevelance of the theme testifies to the importance of women and children to the continuity of each people.

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