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Makonde African Drum / Figure 32″ – Tanzania

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Type of Object

Figure/Drum

Country of Origin

Tanzania

Ethnicity

Makonde

Material

Wood, pigment, leather

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

32”

Width (Inches)

11”

Depth (Inches)

9”

Weight (Pounds)

7lbs

Overall Condition

Possible minor imperfections and wear & tear, including but not limited to scuffing, cracking and minimal chipping. Possible previous repairs. See photos or inquire for more details.

Tribe Information

About the Makonde People

“The Makonde people belong to the Bantu people who originally lived in the south of Lake Nyassa and later migrated to their present location on the Mueda plateau in the northern Mozambique. They survive economically from farming and, occasionally, cattle rearing.
Makonde carvers are prolific producers of masks, statues and decorative objects.
Makonde sculptures measure from 20 to 80 cm in height, are carved as standing men or women, represent ancestors, and have apotropaic functions.”

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.

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