|One wonders what would have precipitated this taboo. It could go back thousands of years with the origination unknown. This and the other taboo paintings were done by Agness, director of WayWayi Art Studio & Gallery,|
“Sighting of the Day in Zambia”
|Should I reconsider serving Tom three eggs and bacon, upping it to four or reducing it to two?|
There were more Zambian taboos than we can possibly list here in one post. Here’s a link we found with a few more taboos, commonly observed by both local people and hopefully, respected by visitors to this astounding culture.
|Every piece of art at WayiWayi Art Studio & Gallery was representative of Zambian culture.|
We’d hope to find a more comprehensive resource on Zambian taboos online with limited success. These taboos are so ingrained in the culture their significance is carried on from generation to generation, more by word of mouth than posted online.
|Agness had made many exquisites paintings of a wide variety of taboos in Zambian culture.
They are fascinating!
Visiting WayiWayi Art Studio & Gallery as described in yesterday’s Part 1 gave us an opportunity to peek inside the gentle and loving nature of these special people who honor family, spirituality, and work at the foundation of their beliefs. For yesterday’s post, in the event you missed it, please click here.
|Shaking hands with in-laws in not appropriate. More so, a humble bow would be more appropriate.|
Today, we’re sharing the balance of our photos including some of the exquisite pieces Agness Buya had personally crafted with her fascination and knowledge of traditional Zambian taboos and customs.
|Gorgeous wall hangings.|
As Agness escorted us from room to room in her large studio/residence we were continually in awe of her work, her husband Lawrence’s work and the works of students over the years.
|The meaning of this piece is that people often complain out loud, wanting the government to solve their problems rather than find solutions on their own.|
Both trained as art teachers/instructors it’s evident their vast knowledge and expertise become an integral part of the education of students, young and old and various artists in residence.
Some of their services include (from their brochure):
- Free WiFi
- All major credit cards
- Self-catering facilities
- Check-in/out 24 hours
- Artists workspace available
- Electrical kiln, potters wheel, printing press, a small collection of art books for research
|A busy workspace and storage area.|
|Many arts and art history books are available for the students to use while attending classes.|
|The power of the messages in each item is breathtaking.|
|We’ll always remember this special day with Agness at WayiWayi Art Studio & Gallery.|
|This artistic piece, made by Agness was made with hundreds of scratch-off tickets.|
Based on the fact we needed to return to Zambia for another 90-day visa extension, we decided to return to Chobe after the exceptional previous experience. Most likely the route we travel will be the same or similar to the previous route we traveled in Chobe National Park.
|Could this be represented as cultural changes over the years, the woman in front as more modern, the woman behind here in more traditional roles?|
|Children playing in the sand at the art school.|
|The mountains impeded our view of the sunset in Atenas, Costa Rice but got gorgeous colors in the process. For more details, please click here.|