Makonde Pregnant Body Mask

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When you crave for history
A rare museum collectors item from southeastern Tanzania, created by the Makonde people. Worn at initiation ceremonies, this body mask is worn by a male dancer who imitates the struggles of childbirth during the ceremony. A unique carving from a single piece of wood created to fit around the body of the dancer symbolizing fertility and womanhood. According to legend, the first man had carved a woman figure into a tree which, when he woke up, had become a real woman. During their life together they had many children and at the end of her life the first woman became the ancestress of the Makonde. 10" X 22" Hand-carved in Tanzania. A-WC051
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When you crave for history
A rare museum collectors item from southeastern Tanzania, created by the Makonde people. Worn at initiation ceremonies, this body mask is worn by a male dancer who imitates the struggles of childbirth during the ceremony. A unique carving from a single piece of wood created to fit around the body of the dancer symbolizing fertility and womanhood. According to legend, the first man had carved a woman figure into a tree which, when he woke up, had become a real woman. During their life together they had many children and at the end of her life the first woman became the ancestress of the Makonde. 10" X 22" Hand-carved in Tanzania. A-WC051
Click here to learn more on how to care for your wood carving!
Learn about African artisans
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Thank you for your feedback. These are originals hand carved in Tanzania. Sorry you were not happy with the lizard on the belly. You may always request any design that you like. We always try to honor our customers requests if possible.
From: Dipal | Date: 2/19/2016 3:00 PM
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