Traditional relief painting – Rwanda

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Timeless ethnic handmade imigongo art from Rwanda. Ancestral tribal graphic art. Handcrafted by Tutsi women. Traditional relief painting on wood panel.

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Description

300 years old imigongo Rwandan art is created by women from mud dung and natural pigment for decorating their house. This traditional relief painting art is characteristic of the South East district of Rwanda, near Tanzania, and by its geometric shapes. This abstract art transmitted orally from generation to generation, from mother to daughter.

It almost disappeared following the genocide of the Tutsis in 1994. Many decorated houses had been destroyed and many women lost their lives during the conflict.

Additional information

Material

Wood, natural pigment

Color

Black, white and grey

Origin

Rwanda

Dimensions

30 X 40 cm

Weight

0.430 Kg

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