Maasai Life ɛn-kulúò
Brighten your home with these vibrant handcrafted pictures which showcase the lives of Maasai people in Tanzania.
This picture represents, Adumu aka the jumping dance which often takes place during the Eunoto ceremony. This is where the young maasai men are ready to become senior warriors and each take turns to leap as high as they can in the air as the crowd around sings and chants encouraging them to jump even higher. This ceremony also acts as a mating ritual as the women around chant along dressed in their most embellished outfit eyeing up which warrior they like the most. These ceremonies can last for up to 10 days at a time so as you can imagine they take a lot of energy, but with a bit of luck it could lead to a marriage.
These pieces were handpicked during a sourcing trip to Moshi, Tanzania where I met Peter the founder of Mama Africa. Peter works with the wonderful artisans around Tanzania collecting a range of beautiful pictures and accessories. The pieces help to support the work of the local NGO’s too.
Dimensions: 18" x 13"
- Handmade item
- Material: Canvas, acrylic paint
- Origin: Tanzania