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Wood Carved African Sculpture

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Wood Carved African Sculpture
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Wood Carved African Sculpture From research, we've found that this type of sculpture is called "Tree of Life". It is carved from black wood. This seems to be a type of Makonde art. History below. This beautiful wooden carving is in good condition. This 8 1/3in tall Weight: 2lbs History: Makonde art is an indigenous art form of the Makonde people, an ethnic tribe residing in southeast Tanzania and northern Mozambique. Their ancient tradition of creating intricate carvings is believed to predate the 1700s. One of the most famous types of Makonde Sculpture is the “Ujamaa” Family Tree of Life Sculpture which originated back to the 1950’s. The family tree is known as Ujamaa which is the 4th principle of kwanzaa and means togetherness and family in Kiswahili. The Tree of Life sculpture depict several interlocking human figures, as a symbol of unity and continuity. -info from luangisa.com
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Wood Carved African Sculpture

Estimate $90 - $180
Dec 10, 2021
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0163: Wood Carved African Sculpture

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Est. $90 - $180Starting Price $45
December 10, 2021 Auction
Dec 10, 2021 6:00 PM EST
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Wood Carved African Sculpture From research, we've found that this type of sculpture is called "Tree of Life". It is carved from black wood. This seems to be a type of Makonde art. History below. This beautiful wooden carving is in good condition. This 8 1/3in tall Weight: 2lbs History: Makonde art is an indigenous art form of the Makonde people, an ethnic tribe residing in southeast Tanzania and northern Mozambique. Their ancient tradition of creating intricate carvings is believed to predate the 1700s. One of the most famous types of Makonde Sculpture is the “Ujamaa” Family Tree of Life Sculpture which originated back to the 1950’s. The family tree is known as Ujamaa which is the 4th principle of kwanzaa and means togetherness and family in Kiswahili. The Tree of Life sculpture depict several interlocking human figures, as a symbol of unity and continuity. -info from luangisa.com

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