Makonde Sculpture 01

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Details

Material: Ebony
Size (LxBxH): 6 x 5 x 23 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 ebony, has both abstract and figurative elements. From Tanzania, it most likely dates back to the 1970s.

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