Standing figure, Tutsi, Rwanda, South Africa.
This is rare and tall wooden figure with traditional hairstyle. The Amasunzu hairstyle represented different roles and stages in life of women and men. When warriors wore the style, it symbolized strength and bravery. Worn by women, it usually marked marital status and virginity. Young woman wore it before they were married. After marriage, some women let their hair grow freely.
Light wood, skirt decorated with incised geometric patterns, red and black pigments, use and wear, cracks and damage (see pictures).
Height 53 cm - 20.9 inch.
Price: € 375,-