Two Pairs

Mwamedi Chiwaya

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This captivating painting depicts the natural beauty of the long-tailed widowbird, a small bird native to the grasslands and savannas of Africa. The painting features several of these graceful creatures perched on a tree, with the background suggesting that they are high up, enjoying the view from above.

The long-tailed widowbird is known for its striking appearance, and this painting captures their unique beauty perfectly. Their long, flowing tail feathers are prominently displayed, adding a sense of elegance and grace to the composition. Each bird is meticulously rendered, with intricate details that showcase their unique features and characteristics.

The long-tailed widowbird's scientific name is Euplectes progne. It belongs to the family Ploceidae, which includes many other species of weaverbirds and finches.

As its name suggests, the long-tailed widowbird is known for its distinctive long tail feathers, which can be up to 20 cm (8 inches) long in males. The male birds use their impressive tails during courtship displays, where they fluff them up and perform intricate dance-like movements to attract females. Females, on the other hand, have shorter, more subdued tails.

Long-tailed widowbirds are found throughout sub-Saharan Africa, where they inhabit open grasslands, savannas, and agricultural areas. They are social birds, often seen in flocks, and are known for their cheerful, musical songs.

In terms of diet, long-tailed widowbirds are primarily seed eaters, but they also consume small insects and other invertebrates. They are important seed dispersers, helping to maintain the health and diversity of the ecosystems in which they live.

Long-tailed widowbirds are not considered to be endangered at present, although habitat loss and fragmentation due to human activities such as agriculture and urbanization may pose a threat to their long-term survival. Overall, they are fascinating and beautiful birds that play an important role in their native ecosystems.

The artist's skillful use of color and light is particularly noteworthy. The muted, earthy tones of the background lend a sense of tranquility to the painting, while the bright pops of color in the birds' feathers add a touch of vibrancy and energy. The interplay between light and shadow is masterfully handled, with each bird seeming to glow from within.

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, this painting also serves as a testament to the wonder of nature. The long-tailed widowbird is a reminder of the incredible diversity and beauty that can be found in even the smallest creatures. This painting encourages us to take a closer look at the world around us, to appreciate the details and nuances that often go unnoticed.

Whether displayed in a living room, office, or gallery, this painting is sure to capture the attention and imagination of all who see it. Its serene yet lively energy, combined with the artist's impeccable skill and attention to detail, make it a truly remarkable work of art. Anyone with an appreciation for nature, beauty, and the power of art will be thrilled to add this painting to their collection.


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