Their Nyau masks are different and come as a surprise every time. Though often quickly made, they are always a showpiece of creative art. The four shown here represent lesser characters in a dance. They a readily available and, even though authentic, can be bought for a affordable price. The Chewa have larger masks of gods and spirits which are rarely sold.
Chewa masks are not popular with most collectors or museums. They are often omitted from collections and books. Is lack of consistency the problem?