Makonde carvers are prolific producers of masks, statues and decorative objects. The most famous Makonde masks are their helmet masks which are used to mark a boy's initiation into adulthood, they are also used in girl's initiation ceremonies. These masks, called Lipico, have realistic features and are often inset with hair and decorated with was facial scarifications.

Circa: 1930.

Origin: Mozambique / Tanzania.

Material: Wood and human hair on top.

Item condition: Three old restorations. Small cracks, small chips. Some tooth flaws. Signs of use. Age weathered surfaces. Condition is appropriate for age and use. See photos for complete assessment.


Height: 9.05 inches / 23 centimeters

Width: 7.87 inches / 20 centimeters

Depth: 11.41 inches / 29 centimeters

*Please Note: This item is located in Lisbon, Portugal (EU) and will be shipped from this location. For additional shipping options or charges for countries not listed, please contact the seller.

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1930s Mozambique Helmet Mask w

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1930s Mozambique Helmet Mask with Facial Scarifications, Makonde, Lipico, Mapiko


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