From Tanzania
Early to mid 20th century
Material: Wood with deep black patina
This power figure has many bodily scarifications which indicates beauty in the Makonde tribe. The way she is holding the mirror and where she is holding it indicates the power of the divine that emanates through or from the stomach where the belly button is located and is the beginning of all life. It depicts the intuition of a woman to feel through her guts. It’s an indication of where children stay and grow and where the mother feels the child’s initial movements. It is the center of all true feelings of any human being. Call for price.