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Tribe: Makonde
Location: Tanzania, Mozambique
Neighboring Peoples: Mwera, Makua, Mabia
Types of Art: The Makonde are known as master carvers throughout East Africa, and their statuary can be found being sold in tourist markets and in museums alike.
Religion: The Makonde have retained their traditional religion despite centuries of influence by Islamic traders. Their practices center around the celebration and remembrance of the ancestors.
Credit: McIntyre, L. Lee and Christopher D. Roy. 'Art and Life in Africa Online.' 1998: The Art and Life in Africa Project,