Suriname Maroon Art

The maroons in Suriname are masters when in comes to wood carving. With just a simple knife they seem to effortlessly create pieces of art. The motifs do have a meaning, and they are different for each piece. These motifs are also called tembe (tihm bih).

Here are some typical pieces that you are likely to see in souvenir shops.

You can clearly see the African influence in these pieces:

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