This is a fairly well executed carvedebony "Family Tree" from the Makonde people of Tanzania, 11-3/4"h x 3-1/2"d, slightly tilted depending upon how you turn/view it. This tree features five males (an unusual number), with the same rather comical youthful faces, having bare chests, wearing skirts and climbing in a tree, whose trunk, branches, and top can be seen. A characteristic feature of their faces is the pug nose. With their bent and extended arms, they are clearly holding on tightly to not fall off each other and the tree.
Pickup DetailsPickup by arrangement at 7419 Admiral Drive; Alexandria, VA 22307
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