Acrylic paint and kitenge fabric (Canvas is about 1m width and length)
I’ve grown up in Dar es Salaam
and I spent 6 years in a Muslim school (I am Christian though). This painting
is inspired by my experiences- growing up I realized that what was considered
appropriate dressing for a woman is to cover up as much skin as possible. The
kitenge/kanga covering the face symbolizes the influence of culture not giving
women a voice to what they want and in this case wat to wear.
Personally, I don’t think this is
fair and I believe that women should have the freedom to wear whatever they
want and shouldn’t be shamed for showing their beautiful God given bodies.