Global Art & Artifacts

Makonde Tribe Tree of Life 34” Carving / Statue. Tanzania. Africa.

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These famous “tree of life” statues depict members of an extended family including present and past generations . . .  providing support to the younger ones above.  There are about 22 individually carved figures in this statue.

Carved from the core of the Mpingo – an African blackwood – with the outer portion of the wood being carved away.  Many times a base is left showing the light brown outer part.

This handcarved sculpture is 34” tall and comes from the well-known Mwenge Market in Dar-es-Salaam.

These carved sculptures are found worldwide in museums, galleries and – of course – in private collections.

This unbelievable carving has sold.

Thank you R.S.


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