Q: I’m now in Zambia and have to make a decision regarding what I should collect. There are some options, but the most outstanding ones right now are:
spend time and collect original Chewa masks. The other option is to buy from tribal art dealers in Lusaka, which have connections in the Congo, combs and masks from different tribes in Angola, Congo and maybe Tanzania.What would you recommend? The Chewa masks would be original because I would buy them from the same people who use them. (I know it’s very difficult to buy them, but I already managed to buy some from Katete, Zambia, where there are also Chewa peoples). Stefan, 1333A: I would recommend the Chewa masks because authentic artifacts are more desirable to collectors. For more on Chewa masks please take a look at this famous one.
Mwana Ngulu mask from the Chokwe people
Parachico mask from Southern Mexico