01 September 2008


The Makonde are world famous wood carvers in Southern Tanzania and Northern Moçambique. They specialize in carving ebony. One of their most famous types of carvings shows the family relationships in a single wooden carving. They range from small in size like the one here, to whole logs over six feet tall.

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I am still trying to master the software that merges multiple photos into a 3-D object. Quite a bit of detail has been lost from this carving, but it does give a good idea of what an Ujamaa (family - Swahili) carving is.

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