This Makonde stool is a stunning piece of artwork. The stool has three legs that are made up of two female figures and one male figure. Each figure has beautiful scarification on their faces and protruding belly’s. The stool measures 14 inches tall and weighs 6 pounds. There is a large chip on the seat of the stool and minor cracking, scuffing and wear and tear throughout. Please inspect photos carefully.
Stunning Makonde Tripod Stool 14″ – Tanzania – African Art
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Large chip in seat. Cracking, scuffing and wear and tear.
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.”
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.