The Scene

Mwamedi Chiwaya

Size Guide


This stunning painting captures the beauty and elegance of two majestic giraffes in the African savannah. The artist has used a unique approach to depict the giraffes by replacing their usual spots with traditional ornaments that you would expect to see in Maasai culture. This adds a touch of cultural significance and makes the painting more intriguing.

The giraffes are the main focus of the painting, and each one is painted with meticulous attention to detail. The way the artist has captured the texture of their bodies and the patterns of the ornaments which have been used in lieu of their usual spots is truly remarkable. The giraffes are bending their necks, which adds a sense of movement and grace to the painting.

In the background, we see a beautiful blue sky. The artist has added several plants and birds to the background, which adds to the overall atmosphere of the painting. The plants are painted in vibrant colors, and the birds are depicted with fine details.

One of the most striking features of the painting is the stork in the middle of the two giraffes. The stork has very long legs and is standing on the ground, with a butterfly in its sharp beak. The artist has captured the details of the stork's feathers and the butterfly with great precision, making them appear almost lifelike.

Storks are large, long-legged wading birds that are found throughout the world. They are known for their long legs, long necks, and broad wings, which allow them to soar effortlessly through the air. In Tanzania, several species of storks can be found, including the Marabou stork, the Saddle-billed stork, and the Yellow-billed stork.

The long legs of storks are an adaptation that allows them to wade through shallow water and mud in search of food. They use their long beaks to catch fish, frogs, insects, and other small prey. Storks are also known to eat small mammals, reptiles, and even carrion.

In Tanzania, storks are an important part of the ecosystem, as they play a vital role in maintaining the balance of nature. They are often seen near rivers, lakes, and wetlands, where they hunt for food and build their nests. Storks are also considered sacred by some cultures in Tanzania, and they are believed to bring good luck and prosperity.

In Maasai culture, storks are associated with the arrival of the rainy season, and they are seen as a symbol of fertility and abundance. They are also believed to bring messages from the spirit world, and they are sometimes used in divination practices.

Overall, storks are fascinating birds that play an important role in the ecosystems of Tanzania and beyond. Their long legs are a unique adaptation that allows them to thrive in wetland habitats, and their presence is often seen as a sign of good luck and prosperity.

Overall, this painting is a stunning masterpiece that captures the essence of the African savannah. The artist has used a unique approach to depict the giraffes, which adds a touch of cultural significance to the painting. The addition of the stork and the butterfly adds a sense of tranquility and beauty to the painting, making it a perfect addition to any art lover's collection.


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