Hamer Beauty, Ethiopia

$35.00$895.00

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With a mixture of ochre, red clay and animal fat or butter, Hamer women take great pride in their braids, known locally as goscha. The two metal necklaces adorning her neck signify that this young women is the 2nd wife of a Hamer warrior.  Residing in the tribal Southern Nations of the Omo Valley in Ethiopia, Hamer men take up to four wives. It is a very wealthy man that takes multiple wives, as
a dowry must be paid to the bride’s family that consists of many cattle, goats, gourds and hard currency.

All Limited Edition Collector’s Series pieces are printed on museum rag paper or museum edition canvas using archival pigment inks. Limited Edition Collector’s Series pieces ship, print only.  If choosing a paper, your piece will ship with a 1.5 inch white border around the entirety of the image where they are signed, titled, numbered and embossed over the dated signature.  If choosing canvas, the pieces will be shipped with a 1.5″-2″ mirror to allow for the piece to be stretched over 1.5″-2″ stretcher bars. Canvas pieces are signed and numbered on bottom right front of the image unless otherwise requested. All Limited Edition Collector’s Series pieces are shipped unframed and tubed with a Certificate of Authenticity.  We include recommendations on how to frame your new art to insure maximum style and longevity.  Edition numbers are the total in the edition and independent of size.  There are not multiple editions for different sizes.  Only one number, one edition.

Initialed Open Edition Prints are printed on photographic paper and matted in an off white, 4-ply acid free matte. Open Edition Prints are initialed on the front of the matte as well as on the print itself, in verso.  All Open Edition Matted Prints fit standard frames.

Specifications:

5×7 prints ship matted to fit standard 11×14 frames

8×8 prints ship matted to fit standard 12×12 frames

8×12 & 9×12 prints ship matted to fit standard 16×20 frames

12×12 prints ship matted to fit standard 16×16 frames

12×16 & 12×18 prints ship matted to fit standard 20×24 frames

 

With a mixture of ochre, red clay and animal fat or butter, Hamer women take great pride in their braids, known locally as goscha. The two metal necklaces adorning her neck signify that this young women is the 2nd wife of a Hamer warrior. Read on! →