Project Description

African Wall Art│Makonde Pregnant Body Mask

This African wall art, the Makonde pregnant body mask, was hand-carved from a single piece of wood by the Makonde people and worn at initiation ceremonies.  It is worn by a male dancer during to recreate the struggles of childbirth.  This Makonde pregnant body mask symbolizes fertility and womanhood.  According to legend, the first man carved a woman figure into a tree which become a real woman while he slept.

Size: 61cm Tall x 30cm Wide x 15 Deep