The abstract Makonde carving is the artist's depiction of a female Makonde feeding her child. The Makonde are excellent craftsmen, as carving has been a part of their heritage since time immemorial. Even their lore tells us that the first Makonde man hewed his mate out of wood. Ever since the contact with the Europeans in Africa, the Makonde have taken their art to a new level, providing authentic pieces for an international audience. The model would look great around similar pieces that have deep-seeded meanings in the ways of indigenous groups of people.