Kwere maternity figure, Tanzania
wood, pigment
13 1/4" tall
Early 20th Century, definite signs of age and use
Ex private collection, US

The curled position of the infant's legs provide a nice counterpoint to the bend of the mother's left arm and are a
nice echo of the curvilinear elements that constitute the overall form of the figure.
Map from:
http://www.ethno.unizh.ch/csfconference/files/papers/