Africa | Body mask from the Makonde people of Tanzania and Mozambique | Wood - -body mask. MaTouba.-1  Measures 64 x 33 x 18cm

Africa | Body mask from the Makonde people of Tanzania and Mozambique | Wood - -body mask. MaTouba.-1 Measures 64 x 33 x 18cm

Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Makonde peoples Breastplate (njorowe) Wood, beeswax, iron, fiber, pigment

Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Makonde peoples Breastplate (njorowe) Wood, beeswax, iron, fiber, pigment

Africa | Body mask from the Makonde people of  Tanzania and Mozambique | Wood

Africa | Body mask from the Makonde people of Tanzania and Mozambique | Wood

Africa | Body mask from the Makonde people of Tanzania | Wood and glass beads

A Makonde body mask, with applied scarifications, bead waistband, high.

makonde mask  The masks sometimes represent ancestral spirits, sometimes animals. The ancestors come back masked in order to express their joy at the successful achievement of initiation. Their presence is proof of the tight bonds that exist between the living and the dead. The Makonde masks may attain great expressiveness.

African Mask Lesson - Step 3 - Designing the Nose. This step by step lesson will help you to design the nose for an African tribal mask.

Makonde     Title:    Helmet Mask     Date:    late 19th-early 20th century     Medium:    Wood, hair     Dimensions:    8 5/8 x 6 x 9 1/4 in. (21.9 x 15.2 x 23.5 cm)     Credit Line:    The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund     Location:    Gallery 254     Object Description         Classification:    Sculpture     Creation Place:    Africa, Mozambique, Central Africa region     Accession #:    74.77     Owner:    The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Makonde people live in the dark forests of Tanzania and Mozambique and some of their population also exists in some parts of Kenya as well. This ethnic group of Africa is specially known for their Makonde art and their carvings of household goods.

Makonde, Tanzania, Mozambique: A female body mask, called ‘Ndimu’.

Tribal Art - Makonde, Tanzania, Mozambique: A female body mask, called ‘Ndimu’.

Mask belly Gelede - Yoruba - Nigeria / Benin

This type of mask is worn on very special belly dancers men at ceremonies related to fertility. We find this kind of object in many African ethnic groups, from East to West (Yoruba, Ibo, Makonde .

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