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Tchokwe Tribe

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Alfonso Escobar

on 15 November 2012

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Side B History The Chokwe origin can mainlybe traced to the Mbundu and Mbuti Pygmies.Between 1600 and 1850 they were under considerable influence from the Lunda states and were centrally located in Angola.In the second half of the 19th century, considerable development of the trade routes between the Chokwe homelands and the Angolan coast led to increased trade of ivory and rubber. The Chokwe origin can mainlybe traced to the Mbundu and Mbuti Pygmies.Between 1600 and 1850 they were under considerable influence from the Lunda states and were centrally located in Angola.In the second half of the 19th century, considerable development of the trade routes between the Chokwe homelands and the Angolan coast led to increased trade of ivory and rubber. Location Southwest congo (Zaire), Angola, Zambia, Africa Purpose How I made the mask First I got some clay and made the shape of my mask. Then I let it dry for about one day and a half. Finally I painted it and made the decoration. Resolution Side A Chokwe Tribe By: Alfonso Escobar The mask to the left was used during the inauguration ceremony of the king. The ceremony is an important investiture event. During the ceremony sacrifices are made to the ancestors. According to Chokwe belief, ancestral spirits play the crucial role of providing for living descendants. The ancestral characters also protect the peoples from intruders or evil (wanga) supernatural elements. The Chokwe people influenced the art of many neighboring tribes, including the Lunda, Mbunda, Lovale and Mbangani.
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