• Makonde fertility comb
  • Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Width : 3 3/8 inch
  • Height : 13 inch
  • Depth : 1 3/8 inch
  • Fertility wood comb embellished with traditional body decoration. Primarily maternity figures are intended to ensure the fertility of the fields and women. The Makonde are known as master carvers throughout East Africa, and their statuary can be found being sold in tourist markets and in museums alike.