The Busy Streets Of Kariakoo

Maurus Michael Malikita

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Introducing an exquisite piece of art that encapsulates the essence of Africa in every brushstroke. This magnificent painting, created by the renowned artist Malikita, captures the vibrant and bustling atmosphere of Kariakoo Market in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

As you gaze upon the canvas, you are immediately transported to the heart of Tanzania. The scene is alive with energy, with throngs of people milling about and engaging in the age-old tradition of commerce. The hustle and bustle of the market are palpable, with the sights, sounds, and smells all around you. It is as if you are standing right in the midst of the action, with the vendors hawking their wares and customers haggling over prices.

The central focus of the painting is the Tanzanian flag, proudly flying high above the market on a tall pole. It is a reminder of the pride and patriotism that runs deep in the hearts of the Tanzanian people. The flag's vibrant colors are echoed throughout the painting, with splashes of red, yellow, and green scattered throughout the canvas.

The flag is seen flying high above the bustling market, serving as a constant reminder of the nation's identity and history. The flag is depicted in great detail, with its vibrant colors of green, yellow, and black boldly contrasting against the sky. The painting captures the essence of Tanzanian culture and daily life. The busy market scene, with its vendors selling fruits and vegetables, people chatting and bargaining, and the traditional buildings in the background, all contribute to the sense of community and vibrancy that characterizes Tanzanian life. The use of color in the painting is particularly striking. The bright reds, yellows, and greens that are scattered throughout the canvas add a sense of energy and excitement to the scene. 

The level of detail in the painting is astounding, with each figure rendered with painstaking care and attention. Every person in the market seems to have a story to tell, and you can almost hear the chatter and laughter that fills the air. The overpopulated nature of the market is evident, with people jostling for space and trying to navigate their way through the throngs of others.

Malikita's use of color is particularly striking in this painting. The bright and bold hues of the clothing worn by the vendors and customers stand out against the more muted tones of the surrounding buildings and structures. The overall effect is one of harmony and balance, with each element of the painting contributing to the whole.

As you stand before this stunning work of art, you cannot help but feel a sense of connection to the African continent. This painting is a celebration of the vibrancy and diversity of Tanzania, a country that is rich in history and culture. It is a reminder of the resilience and strength of the Tanzanian people, who have faced their fair share of challenges but continue to persevere with grace and dignity.

This painting would make a perfect addition to any home or office, serving as a testament to the beauty and richness of African art. It is a piece that is sure to spark conversation and inspire admiration from all who see it. Whether you are an art collector or simply appreciate the beauty of the world around you, this painting is not to be missed.


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