Jamila Mzee Mataka (left) and Mwanakhamis Mohamed
Ali (not on the photo)
Tel: +255 774 039 006
The women of Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery transform traditional henna body arts into paintings and prints .
Using a centuries old tradition of adorning women’s hands and feet for celebrations such as weddings and festivals, the artists translate the patterns of the body art onto canvas creating a new and soon to be iconic art style through their elaborate paintings.
What began as a workshop for 10 women henna artists in 2007 became a thriving women’s cooperative engendering an entirely new style of painting.
The results are vibrant and exciting designs characterized by swirling forms and bold floral motifs surrounded by repeating background patterns. This style is uniquely their own; it does not resemble other East African painting styles and represents the exciting creation of what is clearly a Zanzibari invention.Within the larger style each woman has her own unique way of working with motif, color and pattern.
The Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery is changing women’s lives, producing a new artistic style and beneficial means of income that has improved their way of life.
On most days, you may visit the women painting and printmaking in their art studio above the gallery at 242 Hurumzi Street in Stone Town, Zanzibar.
Artist: Sharifa Juma Mohammed
Place of birth Zanzibar
Date of Birth ?
Residence today: Stone Town / Zanzibar
Occupation: Visual Artist
Workplace: Sherry Henna Art Studio
Hurumzi street 225
Stone Town / Zanzibar
Majors: Henna Art Paintings in Acrylic
Tel: +255 773 677 116
latest update: 13.October 2018
7th NALA Art Exhibition at the "Kühn & Carter" Coffee roastery in Kassel, Germany
Photos from the 7th NALA Art Exhibition at one of Germany finest Coffee roastery "Kühn & Carter" in Kassel, Germany.
The Exhibition is still open until 21.October 2018.
See all photos here: Exhibitions
NALA Diashow auf Youtube
Hallo Freunde von NALA.
Auf Youtube gibt es jetzt das kleine Video zu sehen, was während der NALA Ausstellung gezeigt wurde.
Folgt diesem link:
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NALA Slideshow video on YouTube
On YouTube you can see the little video, which we shown during the NALA ART Exhibition in Leipzig. This Video shows André´s and Nala´s artistic bicycle Journey through Africa.
The titles are in german language, but there are very nice photos to see.
Follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSkB-UHgOeo
It will be lovely if you can leave a comment about the NALA Project here: Opinion about The NALA Project.
Thank you very much
Yours NALA and André
I am currently in: Nairobi / Kenya
Tel. +254 72 888 21 23
+ André is visiting Kenyan Artists and Friends and collect more NALA Artworks
NALA and André are busy organizing Events to show the NALA Artworks from eastern and southern Africa.
More updates soon.
We will continue our NALA Project Cycling Tour
end of 2018 from Nairobi to Dar es Salaam.
Cycled kilometer: 16.025 km
Tourstart by Bike was: Monday April 1, 2013
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