"Himba Woman (Namibia/Angola)", 2019

"Himba Woman (Namibia/Angola)", 2019

SKU: 31016

Artist: John Peaspanen


About the Artwork: Women of the Himba tribe are known for their tentacle-like braids, coated with red ochre and resin. They also rub this reddish pigment mixture all over their bodies, as a form of sun screen/insect repellent. The effect is quite beautiful.


“I created this series of indigenous portraits to celebrate the diversity and unique tribal beauty found across the globe. Societal ideals and ideas of what is beautiful vary among cultures. One group’s perfection can often seem extreme to others. However, it is in these unique displays that we see that we are all not so different, after all. We are all ONE TRIBE.” —John Peaspanen


Media: Acrylic on canvas


Dimensions:  11" wide by 14" Tall


Framed: Gallery wrapped