The Mother


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This stunning painting depicts an old Maasai woman wearing a vibrant Khanga and a headband, showcasing the rich cultural traditions of the Maasai people. The painting is a beautiful representation of the Maasai clothing and jewelry that are famous for their vivid colors and intricate beadwork.

The Maasai people are renowned for their unique clothing style that reflects their social position, age, and marital status. The traditional red Shuka robe worn by the Maasai is a symbol of courage, bravery, and strength. The red color is believed to scare off predators such as lions, even at long distances, and also represents unity within the Maasai community.

The pose of the Maasai woman with her hands on her face and her gaze directed towards the viewer adds a powerful emotional element to the artwork.

The woman's pose and expression create a sense of introspection, as if she is lost in thought or experiencing deep emotions. Her hands covering her face could be a sign of contemplation, sadness, or even fatigue. The viewer is left to interpret the meaning behind her pose and expression, which adds to the depth and complexity of the painting.

The woman's gaze directed towards the viewer is also significant. It creates a sense of connection between the subject of the painting and the viewer. The woman's direct gaze demands attention and encourages the viewer to engage with the painting on a deeper level.

Overall, the pose and expression of the Maasai woman in the painting add a layer of emotional depth and complexity to the artwork. Her introspective pose and direct gaze create a connection between the subject and the viewer and encourage the viewer to engage with the painting on a more profound level.

The painting also showcases the traditional beaded collar worn by the Maasai people. The collar is made up of different colors that symbolize different aspects of Maasai culture. Red is the most important color and represents courage, bravery, and strength. White represents purity and energy, while green symbolizes health and well-being. Blue and yellow represent the necessary components for life, rain, and sun respectively. Orange represents hospitality, friendship, and generosity, and black symbolizes the hardships endured by the Maasai people.

The Maasai culture is deeply rooted in their connection to the land and their livestock. The colors used in their clothing and jewelry reflect this connection and are integral to their way of life. This painting captures the essence of Maasai culture through its use of color and traditional clothing.

The painting is a beautiful representation of the Maasai people and their rich cultural traditions. The use of bold colors and intricate details in the beadwork and clothing create a stunning visual display that is both captivating and powerful. It is a perfect addition to any art collection and a beautiful way to showcase the diversity and beauty of the world's cultures.


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