Makonde Njorowe mask
  • Makonde Njorowe mask

Makonde Njorowe mask

€500.00

According to Makonde tradition, the njorowe, a ventral mask representing a young pregnant woman, is worn by dancers during ceremonies following the circumcision of young boys. Also adorned with facial masks, the dancers, wearing a njorowe, enact a childbirth scene. The njorowe is undoubtedly one of the most iconic African masks of the Makonde.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Mid XXth century
Size
51 cm (70 cm with support)
Ethnic group
Makonde
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Tanzania
Origin
Tribal art collection France
Stand
Included
Condition
Excellent

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