African Art Hand Carved Sculpture of Two Women
This is a typical village scene piece carved by Kabineh. It is a one piece hand carved structure depicting two women each of them with a baby on their back, performing their daily chores while a boy stands by.
The piece is called “Congosah” a local Sierra Leonean term meaning gossip. One believes that these women are chewing the fat while preparing for a meal. They are using a mortar and two pestles to ground some food-stuff usually rice or corn, which will become part of the evening meal. The
mortar and pestle is the precursor of the modern day blender, and except for the fact that these women worked up a sweat while performing
the job, the end result of the ground or 'blended' food-stuff is very similar.
Kabineh has hand carved this piece out of one piece of rosewood. He has then paid a keen attention to detail enabling the finished structure to almost jump to life.