MAKONDE PEOPLE

Makonde Belly Mask

MAKONDE PEOPLE

Makonde Belly Mask

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It is made of wood, developed in matrilineal clans in southeastern Tanzania, where the Makonde ethnic group displays the richness of beliefs, mythology and tribal culture in decorative sculptures and masks that demonstrate the ancestral veneration of the female figure and fertility. The tribal mask has the shape of the breasts and the belly and is used on the trunk of the dancers in dramatizations of childbirth.

It is made of carved wood.

Length : 28 cm

Height : 52 cm

Width : 15.5 cm

Weight : 876 g

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