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Makish doll with head of Denda

Makish doll with head of Denda
About Makishi
Makishi are masks and customs of their origin, and are made for dancing only.
Makishi are composed of rituals performed by a large group of tribes living in the area which is created by the Zambezi loop, the Luvale and those belonging to their subgroups, the Mbunda, Luchazi, Chokwe, Lwena arrived in the Victoria Falls district between 1920s-1940s.
They emigrated towards the Zambezi loop, into the territories belonging to Zambia and Zimbabwe these are the Tribes of hunters and gathers of plants and tubers would have introduced circumcision into the whole region.
Significance of the Makishi
The Makishi ritual dance for men, excluded women and children, Boys were taken away for circumcision where they were trained to dance and introduced to men world.
Masks and costumes:
All the masks are made by men each has a name and character the masks on sell are made for display not for use as to observe the culture
Names and characters of Makishi
Chelesa: are small masks with different designs showing different characters behaviour but characterised in one dance called Mwaso meaning introductory of the Makishi
Chikuza: the man who chases women or loved by women. A highly skilled dancer.
Denda: the chief makishi and hunter
Likulukulenge: master of the trance the hunter.
Nzingi mutwe: means the big head he is the chief councillor and beer tester.
We have many dancers to name the few:
Mbongo: the still walker
Chimbanda: the ritualist
Kaluwe: the walker,
Ngandu: the crocodile
Munguli: the hyena
Pemble: the goat and many more
This is brief info about the Makishi the video attacked shows clearer some of Makishi work and our big masks are available on sell for display as flat masks.
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SKU SKU18906
Quantity in stock 30 item(s) available
Weight 2.20 lbs
Our price: $20.00
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