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African Makonde Calabash Container From Tanzania

Original price was: $175.00.Current price is: $158.00.

African Makonde Calabash Container From Tanzania

This African wooden Makonde Calabash sealed by a wooden stopper carved with a human figure were frequently used as containers for medicines, sacred oils, and other substances among different Tanzanian peoples. They are often closed with beautifully carved wooden stoppers, miniature heads that mimic larger sculptures and masks.
As part of their healing repertoire, the Makonde use horn containers filled with medicinal substances. These functional objects become even more potent as healing devices when they are combined with beads and carved heads that may represent ancestor spirits.

Measurements are 9 inches by 4.5 inches

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