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Dino (Cabordino Mustafa Jetha) - Mozambique
SKU: Dino-9

Carved wood sculpture, painted.
(5 1/4" h. x 6 1/2" w. x 5 1/2" d.).

Dino in 2014. (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher)

The trademark folk art form of Santo Damásio in Mozambique is Psikelekedana, a type of softwood carving made from the wood of the cashew nut tree. Dino (Camordino Mustafá Jetha) began to learn to carve at the age of 18 from an elderly neighbor who was a master of the craft. Dino learned to join the figures to a base in order to create scenes of daily life, and customs and traditions such as weddings, and Chiguiana, the after-wedding ceremony for receiving gifts.

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