Accents for Today
the makishi
ironwood masks
beaded wire figures
key rings, magnets, ornaments
bowls & boxes
weya crafts
iron shavings animals
push toys
shona stone pendant necklaces
barber shop signs
musical instruments
children & young adults
other crafts & special orders

Individuals from several tribes living in the Zambesi river valley (southern Zambia & northern Zimbabwe) reincarnate once a year as Makishi to conduct ceremonial rituals. The most important is the Mukanda, or circumcision and education of boys entering manhood. More information available.

Chalula Ndlovu is dedicated to making masks and tribal figures representing exclusively the culture and dances of the Makishi. He is also a performance artist and head of a dance troupe.


Chalula and Amanda
The masks are lightweight. Burlap is draped over wood supports, then painted.
Sizes from 12 to 20

Makishi wood figures
sizes: 12 to 17
Makishi dancers
Wire frames, painted burlap, string
two styles are sold assorted
size: 9 1/2" - 12