The Herd


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The first thing that catches the eye is the vivid depiction of the zebras. The artist has captured every intricate detail of their black and white stripes, making them appear incredibly lifelike. The three zebras stand together, looking out into the horizon with an air of calmness and serenity. Their piercing gaze gives the impression that they are aware of everything happening around them. 

Zebras are one of the most recognizable animals in the world, thanks to their distinctive black and white striped coat. The exact reason for the stripes on zebras is not completely understood, but there are several theories that try to explain this phenomenon.

One theory suggests that the stripes serve as a type of camouflage, helping the zebras blend in with their surroundings and avoid predators. In the wild, zebras live in open grasslands, where their stripes may help to break up their outline and make them harder to see by predators such as lions or hyenas.

Another theory suggests that the stripes may serve as a way for zebras to communicate with each other. Each zebra has a unique stripe pattern, much like a human fingerprint. By recognizing each other's patterns, zebras may be able to identify members of their own herd and distinguish them from other zebras.

Yet another theory proposes that the stripes may serve as a way to regulate the zebra's body temperature. The black stripes absorb more heat from the sun, while the white stripes reflect it, creating a type of "natural air conditioning" that helps to cool the zebra's body.

Overall, the exact reason for the stripes on zebras is still a mystery, but these theories offer some fascinating insights into this unique and iconic animal.

The background of the painting is equally breathtaking. The grasslands stretch out as far as the eye can see, with the sun setting behind a distant range of hills. The colors of the sky shift from shades of orange and pink to deep blues and purples, as the day fades into the night. This painting perfectly captures the essence of the African savanna - vast, open, and teeming with life.

One of the most impressive things about this painting is how it manages to evoke a sense of peacefulness and tranquility. Despite the fact that zebras are prey animals and are always on the lookout for predators, the three animals in this painting seem completely at ease. The artist has managed to capture a moment in time where the animals are simply existing in the moment, without any worries or fears. This sense of calmness is a testament to the beauty and serenity of the natural world.

Tanzania is an incredibly diverse country, with a wide variety of wildlife and natural wonders. From the Serengeti plains to the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. This painting captures the essence of Tanzania's natural beauty, with its stunning grasslands and majestic animals. It is a tribute to the country's rich and vibrant culture, and a reminder of the importance of preserving its natural wonders. The painting is a perfect addition to any home or office, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to any room. It would be particularly suited to a room with a natural theme, or to someone who loves wildlife and the great outdoors.


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