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 The Makonde tribe matrilineal social structure, meaning ancestry is traced through the female line, is rooted in their creation story, which speaks of the first man who sculpted a woman out of wood. This woman became real and gave birth to the first man’s many children and as a result became the venerated ancestress of the Makonde people (Tribal African Art). Because of this, the female figure is an important protective symbol in Makonde society and in their art, as seen in the body mask.

Makonde Belly Mask

$250.00Price
  • Origin: Tanzania

    Material: Wood

    Size: 11"W x 21" H

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