Young Maasai girl measuring her warriors Hair

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Young Maasai girl measuring her warriors Hair


“Young Maasai girl measuring the length of her warriors Hair before it is cut off ” Kenya East Africa 1968.
The Maasai are a pastoral semi-nomadic people who inhabit the open grasslands and dry forests of the Great Rift Valley of Kenya and Northern Tanzania. Shortly, after puberty, their young men undergo a tribal initiation ceremony, involving circumcision and thereafter become murran, for a period of ten to twelve years.

1968 image reworked by artist in 2015 – Hand of the Artist African Headdress Collection
Vanishing Africa Ltd/Mirella Ricciardi ©
Contemporary mixed media hand coloured archival pigment print. In White crackle Lacquer frame with gilt slip
Signed Edition 1/1
Image Size: 16” x 23.5”

Framed Size: 75cm high x 94cm wide
(29.5” x 37”)