Hamar Boy - Bull Jumping Ceremony

$1,695.00
Hamar Boy is a painting about a young tribes boy about to enter his initiation ceremony of bull jumping. The Hamar tribal region is in southern Ethiopia.  Their culture places a high value on Cattle....

Hamar Boy is a painting about a young tribes boy about to enter his initiation ceremony of bull jumping.

The Hamar tribal region is in southern Ethiopia.  Their culture places a high value on Cattle.  The most dramatic and significant ritual is Bull-Jumping ceremony  which represent a life changing event for the young man who passes from boyhood in to adulthood. This rite of passage must be done before a man is permitted to marry.  

Melissa has not travelled to Ethiopia herself but is incredibly intrigued by it's people and cultures.

Acrylic on belgian linen

96 x 96cm Framed