Nyamwezi (?) Maternity figure
Tanzania
I really loved the movement in the carving of this particular figure. The child on her back is not your usual "static" child on a mother's
back, instead the child has it's own unique character. I liked how the child is holding on to the mother's arm and how the child is looking
to the side like it is. The mother is holding the child's other leg and the child is grasping her other arm as well.

This figure was acquired from the
Jean-Pierre Hallet Collection
19 1/4" tall
This object was in the exhibition: "Native Arts of the World...At Home in Colorado - The Douglas Society Collects"

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Map from:
http://www.ethno.unizh.ch/csfconference/files/papers/