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Makonde mask (N° 22634)

Besides the African face masks worn during mapiko dances and ngoma ceremonies that educate young people about the demands of marriage and life As a family, the Makonde also produce body masks featuring the female bust, such as this example embellished with a border of pearls and braided raffia. Glued patterns, of which fragments remain, show the tattoos and keloids in use.
Abraded ocher patina.
Young Makonde boys and girls must submit to a period of seclusion of about six months, during which they are taught songs, dances and practical activities. The rules of behavior in adulthood, sexual life and the obligations of marriage are discussed. This initiation ended with festive ceremonies featuring male midimu (sing. ndimu) dancers. The latter, wearing a female mask paired with a costume whose ensemble is called amwalindembo, mimicked the suffering accompanying childbirth.
Satin patina, small abrasions.
Source: "Africa, the Art of a continent" ed. Prestel

 

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OriginEx-collection française.
EthnyMakonde
CountryMozambique
Material(s)wood, perles, raphia
Height cm44
Width19 cm
Weight0.50 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle inclusOptional

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