The Chosen One

Ras Kassa

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Introducing a beautiful painting that captures the essence of Africa's rich and diverse culture, the Maasai tribe, with its bright colors and unique jewelry. The painting depicts a Maasai woman, adorned in her traditional Shuka, beads, and metal wire jewelry.

The Maasai people are a well-known and easily recognizable tribe from Tanzania and Kenya, with a unique cultural identity that sets them apart from other African tribes. The Maasai are known for their striking red Shuka, which is wrapped around their slender frames and symbolizes their culture. In this painting, the Maasai woman is wearing her Shuka, displaying the bold and vibrant colors of Africa.

The Maasai people's jewelry is just as famous as their clothing, with men wearing bracelets, belts, and necklaces, while women adorn themselves with multiple bracelets and big flat bead-decorated collars. These decorations come in various patterns and colors, signifying the clan and social status of the wearer. The Maasai woman in this painting is wearing long earrings and a shanga necklace, adding a touch of elegance and beauty to her overall look.

The painting's title, "The Chosen One," adds an air of mystery to the piece, allowing the viewer to interpret its meaning in their way. Perhaps the Maasai woman is the chosen one for a particular ritual or ceremony, or maybe she is chosen because of her social status within her tribe. The title leaves room for interpretation and allows the viewer to connect with the painting on a deeper level.

The painting is a representation of the Maasai people's culture, capturing the essence of their traditions, clothing, and jewelry. This piece would make a beautiful addition to any home, adding a touch of African culture and beauty to the space. Maasai women are known for their distinctive dress, which typically consists of brightly colored shukas or kangas, which are draped over the body and fastened at the shoulder with a brooch or pin. The shukas are often adorned with intricate beadwork and patterns, which are unique to each individual and serve as a form of personal expression and identity.

In addition to their distinctive attire, the Maasai people are also known for their unique cultural practices and traditions. The Maasai are a pastoralist community, which means that their way of life revolves around the herding of livestock such as cattle, sheep, and goats. This nomadic lifestyle has helped to shape Maasai culture and traditions, which are centered around community, family, and spirituality.

One of the most famous traditions of the Maasai people is their coming-of-age ceremony for young men, known as Eunoto. During this ceremony, young men are initiated into adulthood and become warriors of the community. The ceremony involves dancing, singing, and the shaving of the head, as well as the drinking of a special mixture made from the blood of a cow.

The painting also highlights the importance of jewelry in Maasai culture. The women are shown wearing a variety of bracelets, necklaces, and earrings, all of which are intricately crafted and often made from natural materials such as beads and shells. Jewelry serves as a symbol of wealth and status in Maasai culture, and is often used as a form of exchange or payment.

The artist's use of colors is striking and bold, with the painting's overall composition balanced, with the woman's jewelry adding an extra layer of detail and interest to the piece. We are proud to offer a piece that not only showcases Africa's rich culture but also supports local artists. The Maasai people have a unique cultural identity that is celebrated around the world, and this painting captures their essence in a way that is both beautiful and respectful.

In conclusion, this painting of a Maasai woman is a celebration of African culture and the beauty of the Maasai tribe. With its striking use of colors, intricate jewelry, and title that leaves room for interpretation, this painting would make a stunning addition to any home. By purchasing this painting, you are not only adding a touch of African culture to your space, but you are also supporting local artists and celebrating the diversity and beauty of the Maasai people.


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