Hehe Lady

Acrylics with natural elements (86*60 cm)

My artwork presents traditional facial scars from the Hehe tribe found in southern Tanzania, this tribe has a long history
since colonialism, when chief Mkwawa fought with the Germany colonialists. The scar near the eye was done
to babies both boys and girls to make their eyes straight, and scars on the cheeks for women as a symbol of beauty.
The modern Hehe generation for many years stopped practicing this, so I have decided to present this tradition through
my art piece for present and future uses.