Maasai women with child (white)
This authentic Kenyan artwork depicts two Maasai women with a child. The unique Batik painting was lovingly handmade in Kenya, using traditional painting techniques. The elaborate beaded jewellery worn by the women and child is not only beautiful, but has significant cultural significance for the Maasai people. The beadwork an individual wears will signify their age and social status. Generally individuals of high social standing will wear more colorful and intricate jewelry. This stunning artwork was purchased from a market in Nairobi, Kenya
The artwork is a technique known as Batik. Batik involves wax-resist dye, applied to whole cloth. Batik is an ancient handmade fabric art that is practiced all over Africa and the world. During the batik process, hot batik wax is painted onto cloth, which is then dyed. This artwork is ready to hang (Canvas style). It has been stretched and mounted onto a timber frame.