Friday, 30 January 2009

10.11.08 Mbari (2) Ministry of Arts and Culture

Maiden from the fattening room. Denotes a young woman about to be married. In order to look beautiful women had to look fat. The elderly women during this period of fattening are supposed to train them how to behave as a wife.

Man beating the gong – communicating eg. can let the community know when any enemies are coming.

Witch and her messenger which is depicted as an animal like a hyena/dog with claws. The man in the distance shows his bottom to her to counteract her evil intensions.

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