Vintage Makhonde Shetani (Devil) Carving - 2
Vintage Makhode Shetani Carving with two faces
VERY RARE & POWERFUL - Museum quality
Purchased 1970's from Tanzania / Mozambique (East Africa)
Ebony - Stands 20 inches high
The Makonde, a community living in southeastern Tanzania and northeast Mozambique, and known worldwide for their sculpting prowess.
The Shetani figures are seen as evil-doers, or evil spirits, and are related to the Shaitan, or Satan, and the concept of the Devil, and doing evil. They are believed to contain powerful energy, of a black magic variety, which can be directed, in a similar way to Voudon and witchcraft practices.