What a unique piece of artwork! Carved from a single block of wood, this family tree Makonde carving depicts the family with a central maternal figure. The figure is based on the Makonde tale that first human ancestor was a woman. Depicting the Tree of Life, family tree carvings often include a number of figures shown intertwined in a dance. The Ujama has several meanings and mainly revolve around similar themes ÌÎ_Ì´ÌàÌÎ_Ì´åÌ´å togetherness, unity, cooperation, family and brotherhood.