Makonde Simbo Staff

5615

$375.00

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Makonde
ITEM #:
5615
ETHNICITY:
Makonde
ORIGIN:
Tanzania
MAKONDE SIMBO STAFF
Adorned with intricately carved figurative heads or figures, a Makonde Simbo Staff was commissioned by Makonde men as a symbol of prestige.

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African Art

ITEM #:
5615
ETHNICITY:
Makonde
ORIGIN:
Tanzania
MEDIUM:
Wood.
DIMENSIONS:
30″ (76.2 cm) Tall
CONDITION:
Very Good
NOTE:
Display stand Included in sale.


African Art

PROVENANCE:
Private Collection – California, USA.


African Art

CATALOGUE NOTE:

Makonde Simbo Staff.

Experience the exquisite artistry of the Makonde Simbo Staff. Adorned with intricately carved figurative heads or figures, these ceremonial staffs were commissioned by Makonde men as symbols of prestige.

Originating from southeast Tanzania and northern Mozambique, the Makonde are known for their unique talent in creating naturalistic sculptures, particularly maternity figures. These sculptures hold deep cultural significance, serving to ensure the fertility of the fields and women.

With no chiefs in their society, leadership among the Makonde is held by clan heads and spiritualists. This exclusive art form is a testament to their rich heritage and artistic prowess. Don’t miss the opportunity to appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of the Makonde Simbo Staff.


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