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'Makonde' Female Body Mask

Product code: AA1008
'Makonde' Female Body Mask from the Makonde People of South Eastern Tanzania.  The female Moknde body mask is carved from wood with breasts and swollen stomach with adorned Makonde sacrification bars which are symbols of tribal pride and beauty. A male dancer wears the traditional body masks during ceremonies along with a matching female face mask and performs a mesmerizing dance that dramatizes the agnoies of childbirth and is intended to ensure the fertility of the field and women of their tribe.