Tribal paintings

Round Hole Top Pendant 1

Painting the face with different patterns and symbols has been part of the tradition of many cultures, including African ones. Face painting, which is usually complemented with body painting, is done according to the tribal rites and cultural activities of each African tribe. This tradition has different purposes and meanings for each tribe. One can highlight facial paintings for hunting rituals, transitional rituals of adulthood, "weddings" and other celebrations. Each painting carries mysticism and an intrinsic message that allows communicating with the rest of the community. Variants are diverse and have been an inspiration to photographers and artists from around the world. This same inspiration gave rise to a circular pendant with geometric perforations that resemble the face paintings of this region.


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