MAKONDE BODY MASKS 2, Tanzania

Despite their appearance these body masks were probably made to be sold.


 

MAKONDE 12
25" high
$350

 MAKONDE 16
22" high
$400

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

MAKONDE, BODY MASKS, Tanzania

Male Makonde dancers, taking the role of a woman in a ceremonial ritual would, in addition to a helmet mask, wear a female body mask. Carved thin, painted, tied onto the torso and combined with a mimicry of female movements the bodymasks created an effective illusion.

GO TO MAKONDE ART PAGE

GO TO MAKONDE BODY MASKS ARCHIVES PAGE (ALL SOLD)

GO TO MAKONDE HELMET MASKS PAGE

GO TO AFRICAN SELECTIONS 6 EXHIBITION PAGE


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