Cutting board, Hehe, Tanzania.

The Hehe are an ethnic group based in south-central Tanzania.

Wooden board of rectangular form with a handle in the shape of a long cylindrical neck crowned by an animal's head. Decorated with incised lines and burnt oval pits on the back of the neck.

Wood, brown glossy patina, min. dam., scratches, traces of wear and use, missing parts on the head (see pictures), on MDF base.

H. 45 cm - 17.7 inch. W. 14,5 cm - 5.7 inch.