• Kirsten Todd

Still rising...

Here is my latest painting in the series entitled "Rise of the Divine Feminine - Strong women, celebrating diversity, finding balance"

FOR SALE: Acrylic on canvas - take a look at my online shop for more information.

She is an Arbore tribeswoman. The Arbore tribe is a small tribe that lives in the southwest region of the Omo Valley.

They have ancestral l links to the Konso people and perform many ritual dances while singing.

Arbore people are livestock farmers. They believe that their singing and dancing eliminates negative energy and with the negative energy gone, the tribe will prosper.

The women of the tribe cover their heads with a black cloth and are known to wear very colorful necklaces and earrings.

Young children will wear a shell type hat that protects their heads from the sun. Body painting is done by the Arbore using natural colors made from soild and stone.

Traditional dancing is practiced by the tribe and wealth is measured by the number of cattle a tribesman owns.

#diverse #DivineFeminine #painting #portrait #Africa #Arbore #strongwomen

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