Makonde Sculpture 02

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Details

Material: Indigenous African Wood
Size (LxBxH): 3.5 x 5 x 17 inches
Origin: Tanzania

Description

Makonde art is an indigenous art form of the Makonde people, an ethnic tribe residing in southeast Tanzania and northern Mozambique. While their ancient tradition of creating intricate carvings is believed to predate the 1700s, some of the methods and materials they used changed after the 1930s, when Makonde art became an important part of contemporary African art.
This beautiful Makonde sculpture carved in indigenous African wood depicts a human figure in a highly stylized form. From Tanzania, it most likely dates back to the 1970s.

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