Turkana Teenager

This talented Zimbabwean born artist is self taught and fascinated with the African women who bear the brunt of the brutal life in Africa. Seeking out faces whose eyes and lines etched into their skin tell the story of Africa and the difficulties of supporting families, raising children and surviving in harsh conditions.

The young face of a Turkana tribes woman still untouched by the rigours of time and life. The beads around her neck must stay there for life and are only removed if they are ill or mourning a relative. The quantity and style of the beads reveal her status.

The beautiful Turkana people herald from one of the most inhospitable parts of Northern Kenya.

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Dimensions 1.40 × 1.50 cm