Dimensions: 14”H x 8”D x6”W Material: Heavy Ebony Wood Construction: 100% Handmade / Carved from one Ebony Trunk.
The Makonde or “Wamakonde” tribe is an ethnic group situated in the southeast of Tanzania. Known for their excellent craftsmanship, wamakonde are mostly known for their Mapiko masks, Wildlife and Ujamaa (Tree of Life) carvings. This particular and very unique piece features a mother leopard with her two cubs. Similar to the Makonde tree of life, most carvings feature a form of unity and in this case a mother protecting her young ones.
Carved by hand using an expensive chunk of ebony wood, each piece exhibits the intricacy of design, detail and strength of a pack or community. The artistry is impeccable and quality undeniable.
Please allow 3-4 business days to process each order. Order will be shipped via UPS ground and tracking provided. Returns are not accepted for this item given the intricate nature of carving.