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Mortar Makonde #5

Mortar Makonde #5
Mortar Makonde #5
€375,00 Incl. tax
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The Makonde people live in southeastern Tanzania. The people live very remote lives and have little contact with Tanzanian society. Read the story..

H50 x Ø26 cm
Makonde tribe
Black/dark brown
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The story

Although they are among the five largest peoples of Tanzania, they have always been a people living on their own. As a result, their customs and traditions have hardly been affected. Yet everyone knows they are there. Their magnificent carvings are world famous.

Woodcarving plays a major role in their daily existence. Each piece of carving has a meaning or is based on a tradition that sometimes goes back centuries.

The figures they carve tell something about the life of the Makonde, their joys, their needs and their urges.

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