Despite its appearance, this gameboard was probably made to be sold.
MAKONDE, GAMEBOARDS (Mankala) (Mancala, Wari), Tanzania
Makonde gameboards range from everyday objects with monumental, simple forms to ornate pieces bringing status to the owner. They all show the creativity and power Africans put into functional objects. Two have double heads similar to the better known Makonde helmet masks.
RETURN TO AFRICAN GAMEBOARDS PAGE
GO TO MAKONDE ART PAGE
GO TO MAKONDE HELMET MASKS PAGE
GO TO MAKONDE BODY MASKS PAGE 1 (ALL SOLD)
GO TO MAKONDE BODYMASKS PAGE 2
GO TO ARTIFACTS PAGE
GO TO MASKS AND HEADS PAGE
GO TO NEW ADDITIONS PAGE