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African Makonde Pregnant Belly Fertility Mask, Fine Art

Original price was: $171.00.Current price is: $154.00.

Beautifully Carved Pregnant Belly Mask From The Makonde People In Tanzania

This so-called 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 difficulty of childbirth.

The mask is perfect for display in homes, galleries, and museums. Its unique design and craftsmanship make it a statement piece that is sure to impress. Add this African Art Makonde Mask to your collection today and experience the beauty of African culture.

Measurements are 16 inches by 7.5 inches

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