Makonde (13)

The Makonde are an ethnic group in southeast Tanzania and northern Mozambique. Their chess sets are very recognizable with the headdress King, Queen and Bishops have, the giraffe as Knight and the traditional hut as Rook.

Tanzania, by Makonde
1960's-1980's
Wood K 7.2; p 5.2
Cassette 32.2×4-.6×3.2
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Tanzania, by Makonde
1960's-1980's
Wood K 8.3; p 7.5
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Tanzania/Mozambique
1960's-1980's
Wood K 7.5; p 5.3
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Tanzania, by Makonde
1970
Ivory + African blackwood K 9.4; p 6.2
Board 43.7×38.9
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Tanzania/Mozambique, by Makonde
1970
Wood K 7.2+7.9; p 5.1-5.6
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Tanzania, Dar-es-Salaam, by Makonde
1973
Wood K 10.7; p 7.8
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Tanzania, by Makonde
1975
Quercus ilex? + ebony K 8.1; p 5.6
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Mozambique, by Makonde
20th century
?? + African blackwood Kw 15.0; Kz 16.0; p 10.9-11.6
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Apes and birds are beloved themes.

Tanzania/Mozambique, by Makonde
1960's-1980's
Wood K 7.7; p 4.8
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Tanzania, by Makonde
1980
Quercus ilex? + ebony/African blackwood K 6.2; p 4.9
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Tanzania/Mozambique, by Makonde
1960's-1980's
Wood K 8.2; p 4.1
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Tanzania, by Makonde
1980
Quercus ilex? + ebony K 8.4; p 4.1
Board Ø 35.5
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Tanzania, by Makonde
1980
Quercus ilex? + ebony K 6.2; p 3.9