This is a lovely Hand Card Wood Old Statue from the Makonde Tribal People of Tanzania. Each settlement consisted of a small number of households headed by men belonging to a matrilineal kinship unit called a likola. A likola was said to derive from a common female ancestor, revered as a life-giver and protector, who was represented by statues only a few inches tall. Carved from soft wood, the images were embellished with traditional body decoration. People often carried such carvings with them on long journeys. For example, a man going out to hunt might have tied one to his back or hip to protect him from danger. Other carvings served educational purposes. This would be a wonderful addition to your collection.
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Has a beautiful patina, shows some age, has a crack on the body and head, but is in good condition.
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