A little bit of milk and mountains of Rwanda

  • 9 months ago
  • By: Lycamedia Team

Imigongo (Kinyarwanda: [imiɡoːŋɡo]) is an art form popular in Rwanda traditionally made by women using cow dung. Often in the colors black, white and red, popular themes include spiral and geometric designs that are painted on walls, pottery, and canvas.

The images are produced using cow dung which is put onto wooden boards in spiral and geometric designs. The dung is left to harden and is then decorated using colours made from organic material. The traditional colours are black, white, red, grey and beige-yellow but increasingly other colours are used.

The imigongo images were originally found in Kibungo inside the walls of huts as “magical” decorations during the 18th century. This poster combines various shapes and forms inspired by this lovely art. You can read more about it here.

 

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