February 3, 2016

SOAPSTONE FAMILY TREE

However these carvings have been known by a number of diverse names, the impact and meaning of the carvings have remained the same over the years.

A style called Dimoongo (power of strength), is the original style represented a winner in a wrestling match who was carried shoulder high by his colleagues is represented in this cluster of figures. This was the beginning of a style known as the Makonde family tree.”
Overall, the piece brings out the community harmony the Makonde people strongly believe in.

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