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fine art

Wodaabe - Chad

XXVIII-33 - Exclusively selected Fine art print

Wodaabe | Gerewol festival, Chari-Baguirmi region | Chad, 2016

 

Wodaabe people are revered for their facial and bodily scarification. This impressive adornment of the human body is created by cutting the skin with razor blades and filling the wounds with a mixture of coal and butter.
The numerous lacerations heal to form a thick, dark ‘tattoo’. This process begins very early on in a child’s life. Not long after birth, grandparents have the role of initiating this tradition: boys are scarif ied by their grandmother, and girls by their grandfather.

 

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  • Editions

      Limited to 19

  • frame

      Wallnut wood

  • glass

      Musem glass

  • Sizes

      074 x 062 cm - Edition of 9

      120 x 100 cm - Edition of 6

      170 x 140 cm - Edition of 3

      207 x 170 cm - Edition of 1

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