Makonde Tribal Post – Mozambique


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Makonde art is an indigenous art form of the Makonde people, an ethnic tribe who originally lived in the south of Lake Nyassa and later migrated to their present location on the Mueda plateau in the northern Mozambique. Makonde carvers are prolific producers of masks, statues and decorative objects. This stunning handmade Makonde famale body mask is intended to represent a young pregnant woman. They are always worn by a male masquerader together with a matching female mask. The dancer performed a sedate dance, which dramatizes the agonies of childbirth and celebrates the fertility of women. -Size: 125-140cm height (measurements are approximate)

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