Medium: One of a Kind Hand Carved Wood Dimensions (in): 18" x 18" x 57" Dimensions (cm): 45.72 x 45.72 x 144.78 Region: Tanzania Tribe: Makonde Tribe Approximate Age: 60 years (1960) Availability: In Stock Item Number: F008 Condition: Excellent Certificate of Authenticity Provided
"The Mozambique Chair" is a one of a kind, hand-carved chair made from one piece of wood. It beautifully and abstractly captures the female form, expressed by statuesque features on the face, and a long braid in the hair. It has three legs and is generally upright in style with geometric incised design and sometimes a head surmounting the backrest. This represents an ancestor who may be called upon for protection, prosperity, or good luck. This unique chair is made by the Makonde peoples, an ethnic group in southeast Tanzania and northern Mozambique. It is both functional and decorative.
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