Pokot Elegance – Finalist in International Artist Magazine
The original painting measured 39 x 59 cms. and was painted in mixed media
I met this woman at Ereri multi-cultural village, near Sweetwaters in Kenya. There are three tribal groups in this small village and it Is an ideal place to visit as they will show the visitor the differences between the types of houses they build, their traditional style of dress and their customs.
The Pokot people are generally pastoralists who herd cattle, sheep and goats and are usually found north of Lake Baringo, Kenya. The women wear a series of flat necklaces made of Doum palm, edged with red and yellow beads, and they still wear leather clothing. The richness of beads and decorations demonstrate the affluence of the husband. The Pokot women prefer the concentric circle patterning of the beadwork on their necklaces and the larger beads. All Africans seem to like the pearlescence of white buttons added to their beadwork. These women also wear large coiled metal earrings which they tie down with the chinstraps from their long- tailed beaded headpiece.
Original Available. Also available as a beautiful Limited Edition Gliclee print on w/color paper for $240 Aus.