Updated at 2023-05-31
The most eye-catching aspect of the frame is the accessory around the figure's neck, revealing the value that African people attach to necklaces. People in African countries believe that the neck is the source of life. Therefore, wearing a necklace is not only a fashion statement but also a means of protecting life. Necklaces are also symboles of power and status among African tribes, where one with a higher status would wear heavior accessories around the neck. This is also way most traditional African accessories have strong and dominating aesthetic designs.
Area: 373 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 1.03 million
Main industries: Matola is Mozambique's largest industrial region. There are petroleum refineries within the city.