Makonde artisans are notorious for their fondness and finesse, in depicting abstract visualizations of the mischievous spirits. The sculptures are a charming blend of tribal myths and artistic creativity. The Mpingo or African blackwood, gives the sculpture its shimmery surface, along with strength and density. This sculpture showcases a lone figure, the father, who appears to be lost deep in thought. The figurine can grace mantlepieces or libraries, to symbolize sophistication.