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Ngali – The supreme God of Kamba,

£850.00

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Headwear of African Cultures

This is my latest painting which i had to stop due to my cancer operation. I didn’t have any motivation due to my operation and trying to recover. Last week something triggered ion me to finish this off and thats what you have before your eyes, The title is Ngali, he is the supreme God of Kamba, The process was quite difficult because of all the feathers but once i got over that The face is where i found my fun. below is the history of the head dress, thank you as ever. And as ever a percentage of each painting sold will be going to “McMillians Cancer”  as there have been ever in my cancer journey, Edwin.Barrington.Lue-shing

 

Ngai (Enkai) is the supreme God of the Kamba, Kikuyu and Maasai of Kenya. According to the Kikuyu beliefs, he lives on the holy mountain Kirinyaga (Mount Kenya). The Maasai, in their creation narrative, recount the origin of humanity to be fashioned by the Creator Enkai from a single tree or leg which split into three pieces. To the first father of the Maasai, he gave a stick. To the first father of the Kikuyu, he gave a hoe. To the first father of the Kamba, he gave a bow and arrow.

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