Makonde Body Mask 1

$ 150.00

Makonde body Mask from Tanzania depicting a pregnant belly and breasts.  The body masks celebrate the return of young men to the village after they have been initiated into adult life.  The men who wear them cover their faces with a mask of feminine face.  They represent pregnant women.  The feminine mask dances with great composure while a masculine mask dramatizes the pains of childbirth.  An orchestra of drummers accompanies the dances.

Dimensions:  Approximately 24" L x 12" W

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