Massai 55W 261/2L
The Masai are semi-nomadic people
located in Kenya and northern Tanzania. Due to their distinctive
customs and dress, the Massai choose to reside near the game
parks of East Africa, they are among the most well known of the
African ethnic groups.They speak Maa, a local dialect. As well as
Swahili and English.
They are live stock farmers, and I
have always been intrigued by their unique appearance, the stretching
and piercing of their ear lobes, including the thorns they use
for piercing, as well as twigs, stones, the pieces of elephant tusks,
and empty film canisters they wear in their earlobes. Red is the
most favored color of the Massai men.
I created this abstract work to communicate to viewer the beautiful story of the Masai people of
used are hand dyed fabrics and Kente prints.
is machine appliqued and quilted.
is lightly hand painted.