Darajani Fish Market

Apae Mohammed Charinda

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This beautiful painting depicts an African market in all its colorful and vibrant glory. The scene is set in a bustling market square, where locals gather to buy and sell all kinds of goods. The artist has captured the essence of the market perfectly, with its lively atmosphere and authentic African feel.

One of the highlights of the painting is the fish market, where locals can be seen purchasing fresh seafood. The colors of the fish are brilliantly rendered, with vivid shades of blue, green, and orange. The fishmongers are also depicted in detail, with their colorful clothing and lively expressions.

Fish markets are an important part of Tanzania's economy and culture, particularly in coastal areas and on the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba. These markets are bustling, colorful places where fishermen and traders come together to buy and sell a wide variety of fresh seafood. In these markets, you can find a range of different fish species, from small sardines to large tuna and shark. Other types of seafood, such as octopus, squid, and shellfish, are also commonly sold. One of the most famous fish markets in Tanzania is the Dar es Salaam Fish Market, which is located in the city of Dar es Salaam and is one of the largest fish markets in East Africa. Here, you can see fishermen unloading their catches from small boats and negotiating with buyers, while vendors call out their wares and shoppers haggle over prices. Many of the fish sold in Tanzanian fish markets are caught using traditional methods, such as hand lines or traps, and are brought in fresh each day. The seafood is often prepared in a variety of ways, including grilling, frying, and stewing, and is a staple of Tanzanian cuisine.

Another prominent feature of the painting is the chicken farm, where chickens are kept in a coop and sold to customers. The artist has captured the movement and energy of the chickens perfectly, with their feathers ruffling in the wind. The chicken farmers are also depicted in detail, with their traditional African clothing and warm smiles.

Chicken markets in Tanzania vary in size and scale, from small roadside stalls to large markets with hundreds of vendors. Some of the larger markets may also sell other types of poultry, such as ducks or turkeys, as well as other livestock, such as goats or cattle. The chicken market is an important source of income for many small-scale farmers and traders in Tanzania, who may raise chickens in their backyard or on small farms and sell them at the market. The market also provides consumers with access to fresh, locally raised chicken meat and eggs, which are an important source of protein in the Tanzanian diet. The second-hand clothes market is another fascinating aspect of the painting. Locals can be seen rummaging through piles of clothing, looking for bargains. The clothes themselves are depicted in rich detail, with textures and patterns that evoke the vibrant culture of Africa.

Corn is also being sold in the market, with vendors offering freshly picked ears of corn to customers. The golden color of the corn is striking against the darker tones of the painting, and the vendors themselves are depicted with a warm and welcoming demeanor.

Finally, the painting includes a depiction of African pots being sold in the market. These pots are an essential part of African culture, used for cooking and serving meals. The pots themselves are rendered in intricate detail, with beautiful patterns and textures that capture the spirit of Africa.

Overall, this painting is a wonderful representation of African market life. The artist has captured the essence of the market perfectly, with its colorful characters and lively atmosphere. Whether you are a collector of African art or simply looking for a beautiful and authentic piece to decorate your home, this painting is sure to be a cherished addition to your 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