Spread the Roots

L’INSOUMISE / Oil on canvas / 81 x 100 cm

LES DANSEUSES / Oil on canvas / 114 x 145 cm

 The Kirdi live in the mountains of northern Cameroon. For years, they have resisted the influence of their Muslim neighbors and preserved their traditions. King Kirdi remains a descendant of the founder of the tribe, he has power over all surrounding lands. During this ceremony, the women dance in honor of the ancestors, dressed in their traditional clothing, a belt and a band of braided fibers that cover the genitals, leggings woven liana that they do collide during their dance rhythmically, producing Thus a particular sound.

 

 

 

LA CUEILLETTE / Oil on canvas / 76 x 102 cm