Global Art & Artifacts

bentu.tree of life

Makonde Wood Carving.  Signed Bentu. Tree of Life.  Tanzania. Africa.

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  Tanzanian Makonde carvings are well known worldwide.  Carvings – such as this one – represent tribal stories and ancestral history . . . .  sometimes showing how  ancestors “support” the current generation.   Carved from Mpingo (African Blackwood).  The wood allows for incredible carving detail.… Continue reading

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