This piece was created in February 2017 by the Women’s Creative Group – and features a busy scene of village life.
They described the inspiration as:
In our painting, we are depicting social life which includes human beings and animals doing day to day activities. Here is a scene from daily life – a typical wedding scene in the village. One of the central aspects is the “Tarpa dance”- Tarpa, a trumpet like instrument, is played in turns by different men. People entwine their hands and move in a circle around the Tarpa player. The formation of the dancers is said to be a resemblance of the circle of life. A very basic graphic vocabulary is used; a circle, triangle and square and are derived from the observation of nature, the circle representing the sun and the moon, the triangle derived from mountains and pointed trees and square indicating a sacred enclosure or a piece of land. The depiction signifies the harmony and balance of the universe, man’s harmony with each other and with nature.