Original artwork description:

According to East Africa folklore, Waconyngo are mythical people with disproportionately large heads who lived on Mount Kilimanjaro. Because of their appearance, terrible shapeless and huge heads, they were feared and oppressed. Therefore, they hid in the gorges of a hard-to-reach mountain, where they had ladders everywhere, so that at any moment they could quickly climb up and hide. These ledders were not only on the rocks, they reach straight up into the sky. Such an African “Stairway to heaven”. They lived in the sky and went down during a thunderstorm.
These creatures sympathized with the disadvantaged, just like themselves. They threw pieces of meat into banana thickets, making offerings to their ancestors. These pieces, rolling down the mountainside, turned into ravens. Perhaps this legend explains the large number of white-necked ravens in the valley of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Materials used:

Mixed media: acrylic, texture paste, oil pastel

Tags:
#abstract art #interior art #africa #figurative abstract #ethnic art 
World CulturAfrica. Waconyngo. (2021)
Mixed-media painting
by Alexandra Kraeva

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According to East Africa folklore, Waconyngo are mythical people with disproportionately large heads who lived on Mount Kilimanjaro. Because of their appearance, terrible shapeless and huge heads, they were feared and oppressed. Therefore, they hid in the gorges of a hard-to-reach mountain, where they had ladders everywhere, so that at any moment they could quickly climb up and hide. These ledders were not only on the rocks, they reach straight up into the sky. Such an African “Stairway to heaven”. They lived in the sky and went down during a thunderstorm.
These creatures sympathized with the disadvantaged, just like themselves. They threw pieces of meat into banana thickets, making offerings to their ancestors. These pieces, rolling down the mountainside, turned into ravens. Perhaps this legend explains the large number of white-necked ravens in the valley of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Materials used:

Mixed media: acrylic, texture paste, oil pastel

Tags:
#abstract art #interior art #africa #figurative abstract #ethnic art 

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