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Tanzania, Makonde  wood, slightly shiny, blackish brown patina, of oval hollowed form, marked by a voluminous disc-shaped lip plug and big p...

Tanzania, Makonde wood, slightly shiny, blackish brown patina, of oval hollowed form, marked by a voluminous disc-shaped lip plug and big p...

Africa | Body mask from the Makonde people of Tanzania | Wood | ca. 1960s

Female belly mask - Makonde - Tanzania This type of mask is intended to celebrate the rituals related to fruitfulness.

makonde female mask with lip plug "ndiumu"  - face masks of the Makonde mostly represented women at which a characteristic for such female masks was a distinctly protruding disc, situated in the upper lip. The general denomination for this disc was "pelele". The largest discs were only allowed for women who had given birth to at least seven children.  H: 19,5 cm    Read more: http://www.tribal-art-auktion.de/en/catalogue177/d100_101/#ixzz3unBPq2z5

makonde female mask with lip plug "ndiumu" - face masks of the Makonde mostly represented women at which a characteristic for such female masks was a distinctly protruding disc, situated in the upper lip. The general denomination for this disc was "pelele". The largest discs were only allowed for women who had given birth to at least seven children. H: 19,5 cm Read more: http://www.tribal-art-auktion.de/en/catalogue177/d100_101/#ixzz3unBPq2z5

Makonde female mask with lip plug - these proportionally small masks were fastened to the forehead. The remaining part of the head is covered with fabric through which the performer breathes and looks. The most spectacular however was, that the dancers wore stilts measured up to three meters, which is why the term "stilt dancer" is inseparable attached to the Makonde.  H: 22 cm

Makonde female mask with lip plug - these proportionally small masks were fastened to the forehead. The remaining part of the head is covered with fabric through which the performer breathes and looks. The most spectacular however was, that the dancers wore stilts measured up to three meters, which is why the term "stilt dancer" is inseparable attached to the Makonde. H: 22 cm

Tanzania, Makonde  wood, slightly shiny, blackish brown patina, of oval hollowed form, marked by a voluminous disc-shaped lip plug and big p...

Tanzania, Makonde wood, slightly shiny, blackish brown patina, of oval hollowed form, marked by a voluminous disc-shaped lip plug and big p...

Stunning African Tribal Art Makonde Gourd Magic Medicine container    Material: Wood,Gourd,plant fiber  Dimension: 13"H x 4 1/2" x  4 1/2"  Overall Condition Good, scrapes and cracks please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.  Mid 20th Century  We can provide more pictures, just let us know.    FREE SHIPPING WORLWIDE !      Gourds such as this were mainly used as containers for medicines, ointments, pigments, sacred oils and symbolic and magic…

Stunning African Tribal Art, Makonde Gourd Magical Medicine container, Antique, Collectible,African Art,Calabash container

Stunning African Tribal Art Makonde Gourd Magical by AfurakanArt

Tanzania, Makonde - masks made from terracotta were totally unknown until Wembah-Rashid saw two of them in 1986 which were supposed to be used during women's in...

Tanzania, Makonde - masks made from terracotta were totally unknown until Wembah-Rashid saw two of them in 1986 which were supposed to be used during women's in.

bamana, chi wara, chi-wara, tji wara, bambara, artenegro, headdress, african art

bamana, chi wara, chi-wara, tji wara, bambara, artenegro, headdress, african art

Chi Wara Headress (female) Bamana, Mali Republic. Wood |Pinned from PinTo for iPad|

Chi Wara Headress (female) Bamana, Mali Republic. Wood |Pinned from PinTo for iPad|

Female puppet, Makonde Wood, twine, pigment, glass beads, 54.6cm Private collection

Female puppet, Makonde Wood, twine, pigment, glass beads, 54.6cm Private collection

Makonde female body mask : Collected by Jean Pierre Hallet

Makonde female body mask : Collected by Jean Pierre Hallet

Makonde Female Figurine, Mozambique Height: 4 1/2 in (11.4 cm)

Makonde Female Figurine, Mozambique Height: 4 in cm) Reportedly collected by Henrique de Brion, a Portuguese military engineer in Mozambique between 1914 and 1918