AFRICAN MAKONDE HELMET MASK

£495.00

Code C2

This is an original African Makonde helmet mask.

The mask dates from the 20th Century and is from Tanzania/Northern Mozambique. It is called ‘Lipiko’ in the native language of the Makonde. It is carved and patinated wood in the manner of a human face and decorated with hair.

The masks are used to celebrate the entry of boys and girls back into the village as adults.

Condition – Some cracks, holes and shrinkage.

Dimensions: H:24cm L:26cm

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