Mpingo Wood Four Sisters
Hand carved my master carvers of Mozambique, this traditional representation of four sisters is carved into a raw piece of sustainably harvested Mpingo wood. Carefully polished and with scraps of batik cloth for head dresses, each piece is completely unique and one of a kind.
The tribes of northern Mozambique are predominantly matriarchal in structure, far less influenced by centuries of Portuguese colonial rule than the southern tribes, who are predominantly patriarchal. Carvings of women are therefore quite popular and central to their culture.
Imported into the US by a Fair Trade Federation member organization, funds raised from selling this product support a variety of community programs such as clean water, education, and women's empowerment.
Sculpture measures approximately 8" tall by 3" wide by 2" deep, but each piece is unique and measurements will vary somewhat.
Handmade in Mozambique