African Tribal Mask

African Art Makonde Tribal Pregnant Belly Fertility Mask


African Art Makonde Tribal Pregnant Belly Fertility Mask
African Art Makonde Tribal Pregnant Belly Fertility Mask
African Art Makonde Tribal Pregnant Belly Fertility Mask
African Art Makonde Tribal Pregnant Belly Fertility Mask
African Art Makonde Tribal Pregnant Belly Fertility Mask
African Art Makonde Tribal Pregnant Belly Fertility Mask
African Art Makonde Tribal Pregnant Belly Fertility Mask
African Art Makonde Tribal Pregnant Belly Fertility Mask
African Art Makonde Tribal Pregnant Belly Fertility Mask
African Art Makonde Tribal Pregnant Belly Fertility Mask
African Art Makonde Tribal Pregnant Belly Fertility Mask
African Art Makonde Tribal Pregnant Belly Fertility Mask

African Art Makonde Tribal Pregnant Belly Fertility Mask    African Art Makonde Tribal Pregnant Belly Fertility Mask
African Art -Makonde Tribal Pregnant Belly Fertility Mask From Tanzania. This pregnant belly mask comes from the Makonde people. Women play an important role in Makonde mythology and art. The legend is that a man carved a figure of a woman, fell asleep, and awoke to find that the statue had come to life.

She gave him many children, and later became a venerated ancestress. The Makonde have an ancestress cult. Female body masks, depicting a torso with breasts, pregnant belly, and sometimes scarification patterns, promoted fertility. This female body mask was part of the costume of a special ndimu masker called amwalindembo presenting a young pregnant woman. The mask was worn by a man and his performances emphasize the difficult of childbirth.

The item "African Art Makonde Tribal Pregnant Belly Fertility Mask" is in sale since Wednesday, September 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Masks". The seller is "afrocentricdecor" and is located in Dar es salaam. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  1. Color: Brown
  2. Original/Reproduction: Original
  3. Material: Wood
  4. Tribe: Makonde


African Art Makonde Tribal Pregnant Belly Fertility Mask    African Art Makonde Tribal Pregnant Belly Fertility Mask