Thinking Man Makonde Ebony Sculpture | Kenya

Bambara statues are often dedicated to the fertility principle, “gwan”. This is why female connotations, such as breasts, are so emphasized. Women looking for children offer sacrifices at the shrines of gwan sculptures. These statues are enshrined and taken out only during annual ceremonies. These engraved strokes represent scarification patterns that are marks of both prestige and beauty.

Measurements | 3.5″x14″


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Thinking Man Ebony Wood Handmade Abstract Sculpture from the famous Makonde artists of Tanzania and Kenya.  They are known for their ability to create multiple images in a singe piece of wood which can be seen from different vantage point.

A good shelf or mantle piece.

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