Kernow Furniture is located in Redruth, United Kingdom
Abstract African Makonde Sculpture
REF: 2519080 / LA370200
Makonde Sculpture. Single figure sculpture in distorted position with animal mask. The sculpture is of the African Makonde people and is referred to as a Shetani wood carving. The African Makonde people are originally from Southern Tanzania and Northern Mozambique and have a small presence in Kenya. Shetani style wood carvings ("devil" in Swahili} are expressions of Makonde mythology and spirits. This style uses the appearance of other worldly physical traits, such as large distorted facial or body features, and sometimes animals to signify the spirit realm. The essence of Shetani is thought to take five forms: human, mammal, fish, bird and reptile - your sculpture is the human and animal form. In some sculptures, there are also culturally significant symbols, such as a mother's breasts or calabashes, used to carry water. Dimensions: 12cm x 47cm
Kernow Furniture has clarified that the Abstract African Makonde Sculpture (LA370200) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being Mid 20th Century
Condition: Age and marks to the wood.
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This Abstract African Makonde Sculpture is located in Redruth, United Kingdom