Early 20th Century African Village Scene Wall Plaque


A rough hewn wall plaque depicting a village scene in a typically African style.

The plaque shows villagers carrying an assortment of baskets full of food in front of a village hut. The background has been left natural but the points of interest in the carving have been picked out by rubbing an ochre dye into the carving.

The rough finish on the piece is an indication of age as more modern wall plaques made for the tourist market are finished to a much higher standard, rarely showing the tool marks as this does.

Size: 52.5 x 29.5 x 4.5cm
Weight: 2.7kg