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Makua mask

€700.00

East African art

Very rare on the traditional African art market, Makua masks are characterized by the presence of beards, added teeth and sometimes eyebrows. This is a tradition that is also found among the Makonde.

The small round protruding ears are also characteristic of East African masks.

The copy that I offer here bears the traces of a certain wear and is of a very marked and appreciable style.

They danced in initiation ceremonies not in front of the wearer's face but at the end of a pole that was waved.

The Makua are an ethnic group from the eastern part of Tanzania. They are known for their deep Makonde-like masks.

The stand is included.

By buying this object you can collect up to 70 fidelity points fidelity point.
Your cart will total 70 fidelity point that can be converted into a voucher of €35.00.

Shipping fees
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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Size
28 cm (41 cm with support)
Ethnic group
Makua
Material(s)
Wood, accessories
Country
Tanzania
Origin
Tribal Art Collection United Kingdom
Stand
Included
Condition
Vintage

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