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
AFRICAN BODY MASK - Makonde People, Tanzania, Female Body Mask with head, with lizard form scarification, used in fertility rituals, with encrustation, holed edges for fibre cowling. 20th c. 29" x 9" x 10 1/2".