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Sukuma Face Mask Wooden Tanzania African Art

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Title Sukuma Face Mask Wooden Tanzania African Art
Type of Object Mask
Country of Origin Tanzania
People Sukuma
Materials Wood
Approximate Age 20th century
Height (in) 17
Width (in) 10
Depth (in) 4.5
Overall Condition Fair to Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair Wood damage, hole in forehead.

Additional Information: The Sukuma people are the largest people group in Tanzania. The Sukuma live in the northwestern part of the country between Lake Victoria and Lake Rukwa. Their major town center is Mwanza, which is situated on the shore of Lake Victoria. Sukumaland consists mainly of dry savannah or semi-desert and the climate is subtropical. The Sukuma are closely related to the neighboring Nyamwezi people group. About 80% of the people still live in rural areas, although more and more people are moving into the major cities.