Skeleton Lamp Base with Kuba Shade
The Skeleton sculpture and baby is hand carved by the Makonde tribe from Tanzania. The Makonde people are renowned throughout East Africa for their original and often highly fanciful carvings. Sculpture is made out of 100% authentic ebony wood.
The lamp shade is made out of Kuba cloth from Congo. The Kuba cloth is woven from raffia palm leaves in Congo. The men of the tribe traditionally are responsible for manufacture of the cloth, and the women do the intricate decoration. The Kuba weave is a laborious task from start to finish and remarkably the design is not marked on the mat before weaving. The cloth is especially symbolic to the Kuba people in after-life symbolism.
Dimensions: Sculpture is approximately 20" H x 5" W