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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...

Makonde, Tanzania, Mozambique: A medicine holder with beautiful head-shaped top.

Pregnant Woman Mask, Makonde, Tanzania H: 61 cm (24″), W: 31 cm (12,2″) This special body mask, carved from wood with breasts and swollen stomach and adorned with Makonde scarification bars which are symbols of tribal pride and beauty. The body mask along with a matching female face mask is worn by a male dancer. He performs a mesmerizing dance that dramatizes the agonies of childbirth. READ on

Africa | Body mask from the Makonde people of Tanzania and Mozambique | Wood, glass beads, shells and natural fiber

Africa | Helmet mask from the Makonde people of Tanzania and Mozambique | Wood and pigment