Proud Stripes

Mkumba Steven

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Introducing the stunning painting that captures the essence of Africa's wildlife, a beautiful portrayal of a zebra and her foal against a black/night background. This painting showcases the incredible beauty of nature and the bond between a mother and her child.

The zebra is a beloved animal in Africa, and this painting captures its grace and elegance perfectly. The intricate details of the stripes on the zebra are stunning, as they contrast against the darkness of the background. The zebra's mane is also depicted in incredible detail, with every strand of hair visible.

Zebras, like many other hoofed mammals, are social animals that form herds. Within these herds, mothers and their foals have a special bond, with the mother being very protective and caring towards her young.

Zebras give birth to a single foal at a time, and the newborns are able to stand and walk within just a few minutes of being born. After a few hours, the foal is able to run and keep up with the herd, but it still relies heavily on its mother for protection and nourishment.

For the first few days of its life, the foal will stay very close to its mother, nursing frequently and staying within a few feet of her at all times. This helps to keep the foal safe from predators, as well as ensuring that it receives enough food and water.

As the foal grows older and more independent, it will start to venture further away from its mother, but it will still rely on her for guidance and protection. Zebras have a complex social hierarchy, with dominant mares leading the herd and younger, less experienced mares following their lead.

In many cases, the mother will form strong bonds with other females in the herd, particularly those with foals of a similar age. These female groups will often stay together, grazing and socializing while their foals play and interact with one another.

One of the most striking features of this painting is the presence of birds with long tail feathers that adorn the canvas. These birds add a touch of whimsy to the painting, as if they are flying through the African sky above the zebra and her cub. The colors of the birds also add vibrancy to the painting.

The flowers in the painting also add to the overall beauty of the piece. These flowers are found in abundance in Tanzania and other parts of Africa, adding to the authenticity of the painting. The use of these flowers in the painting adds a sense of tranquility, as if the zebra and her cub are taking a moment to relax and enjoy the beauty around them.

The black/night background used in this painting is incredibly striking, as it adds a sense of drama and mystery to the piece. It is almost as if the zebra and her cub are standing in the spotlight, with everything else fading into the background. This background also allows the zebra's stripes and the birds' feathers to stand out even more, making for a visually stunning painting.

Overall, this painting is a beautiful representation of the beauty of Africa's wildlife. It captures the grace and elegance of the zebra, the vibrant colors of the birds, and the tranquility of the flowers. This painting is perfect for any animal lover, art enthusiast, or someone who wants to add a touch of Africa to their home decor.


Medium: Painting : oil, acrylic, ink
Themes: Handmade African Art
Support: Canvas
Type: Unique work
Framing: Not framed
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Handcrafted in Tanzania
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Size Guide

Centimeters (CM)

Inches (IN)

50CM x 40CM

19 11/16 in X 15 3/4 in

50CM x 50CM

19 11/16 in X 19 11/16 in

60CM x 60CM

23 5/8 in X 23 5/8 in

70CM x 50CM

27 9/16 in X 19 11/16 in

80CM x 60CM

31 1/2 in X 23 5/8 in

100CM x 80CM

39 3/8 in X 31 1/2 in

140CM x 110CM

55 1/8 in X 43 5/16 in