Makonde Harp

5616

$195.00

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Makonde
ITEM #:
5616
ETHNICITY:
Makonde
ORIGIN:
Tanzania
MAKONDE HARP:
This Makonde harp, or 5-string zither, comes from Tanzania.

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African Art

ITEM NAME:
Makonde Harp
ITEM #:
5616
ETHNICITY:
Makonde
ORIGIN:
Tanzania
MEDIUM:
Ebony Wood.
DIMENSIONS:
23.5″ Tall (59.7 cm) on Stand
CONDITION:
Excellent
NOTE:
Custom display stand included with purchase.


African Art

PROVENANCE:
Jean Pierre Hallet Estate Collection – California, USA.


African Art

CATALOGUE NOTE:
Carved by the legendary Makonde artisans, this Makonde African Harp from the esteemed Jean Pierre Hallet collection is not just a musical instrument but a piece of history in your hands. The harp was meticulously created from the finest Ebony Wood, showcasing the tribe’s rich cultural heritage through intricate detail and an unparalleled grace in its design. The Makonde have been famous for their artistic intricacies above the basic functional elements, and the Makonde African Art Harp is a perfect embodiment of that legacy.
The Makonde harp stands apart for its impeccable craftsmanship, that ensured that every note carries the soul-stirring echo of Africa. Whether as a stunning decorative piece or a genuine musical conductor of cultural stories, this harp promises to be a deeply memorable addition to your collection.
Unveil the voice of a distant land with the Makonde African Harp – each strum is an invitation to experience Africa’s finest artistry on an intimate, and inspiring level.

The Makonde are believed to have migrated from the north, possibly from the Songwe and Ruvuma river valleys, where the Makonde Plateau is a prominent feature. Descendants of the Bantu, they carved out an existence in their new home, both literally and figuratively, using their skills to carve faces, totems, and storyteller pieces.

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