The Ancestors

Mkumba Steven

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Transport yourself to the heart of Africa with this stunning and captivating painting. A true masterpiece that captures the essence of an African village in Tanzania with its lush forests, majestic wildlife, and bustling community.

The painting features a breathtaking view of a river flowing through the village, with a crocodile lurking in the water waiting to strike its prey, a zebra that was drinking from the river. The painting not only highlights the beauty of African wildlife, but also showcases the natural order of predator and prey.

The vibrant colors used in the painting will take your breath away as you gaze at the awe-inspiring beauty of the African savannah. The painting is full of life and energy, capturing the essence of the community and its connection to the land. Small huts, firewood, and local Maasai women transporting firewood to their homes are a reminder of the simplicity of life and the importance of community in Africa.

Small huts and firewood are essential elements of the traditional Maasai way of life. The Maasai are a semi-nomadic people who live in Kenya and Tanzania, and their traditional homes are small huts known as bomas. These huts are constructed using a combination of mud, sticks, and grass, and are designed to be easily assembled and disassembled, as the Maasai frequently move their herds of livestock in search of grazing land.

Firewood is an important resource for the Maasai, as it is used for cooking and for heating their homes during the cool nights. Maasai women are typically responsible for gathering firewood, and they may walk long distances each day to collect enough wood for their families' needs. This task can be challenging, as firewood can be scarce in certain areas, and the women may have to travel far from their homes to find it.

Despite the challenges, gathering firewood is an important part of daily life for Maasai women, and it is often a social activity as well. Women may travel together to collect wood, chatting and singing as they walk. They may also stop to visit with other women along the way, sharing news and stories.

The Maasai way of life is deeply rooted in tradition and is closely tied to their livestock, particularly cattle, sheep, and goats. Livestock are central to Maasai culture and are used for food, clothing, and as a form of currency. Maasai women play a vital role in the care and management of livestock, milking the cows and goats each day and preparing the milk for consumption or for making into butter and cheese.

Despite the challenges of living in a harsh environment with limited resources, the Maasai have developed a rich and vibrant culture, with unique traditions and customs. The small huts, firewood, and local Maasai women are all important elements of this culture, reflecting the Maasai's deep connection to the land and their way of life.

As you take in the details of the painting, you will notice zebras, monkeys, and giraffes scattered throughout the scene, adding to the overall sense of wilderness and freedom. The hunters with bows and arrows, ready to defend their village, remind us of the importance of protecting what is dear to us.

The painting is a testament to the beauty of Tanzania and its magnificent landscapes. The majestic Kilimanjaro towers in the background, reminding us of the power of nature and the magnificence of the African continent.

This painting will transport you to a different world, where the beauty of Africa is celebrated in all its glory. It is a piece of art that will make a statement in any room, whether you hang it in your living room or your office.

The painting is perfect for anyone who loves wildlife, nature, and the beauty of Africa. It is a timeless masterpiece that will never go out of style, and will be cherished for generations to come.

If you are looking for a piece of art that celebrates the beauty of Africa, look no further than this stunning painting. Order yours today and let the magic of Africa transport you to a different world.


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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Collections: Cultural African Art for Sale

Type: African Art

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