Queen Khetoane Modjadji III of South Africa (Wall Art Africa)


A wall art mixed media painting of a historical South African Rain Queen.   She is shown walking alongside a leopard against an abstract background in tones of blue and brown.    She is wearing a black dress with beadwork inspired by Zulu dress.    She also has arm jewellery, a headband and layers of loop earrings in one ear.     Some of her jewellery is in 3D  metallic gold paint and she also has looped piercing in her chin.
Masalanabo Modjad Khetoane Modjadji III, reigned from 1895 to 1959.  During her lifetime she lived in complete seclusion deep in the forest, here she practiced secretive rituals to make rain.
The name Modjadji or Rain Queen refers to a line of queens of the Balobedu (Limpopo province, South Africa) known for their ability to control clouds and rainfall

The Modjadji was viewed as a sacred figure and as such could not attend any public events.  The only way she could communicate with her people was through male councillors and headmen.  She was also not allowed to get married, but bore children by her male relatives and had wives who served as her maids.  They were selected from the many villages of Ga-Modjadji by the councillors. When she is about to die, she has to select an eldest daughter to take over from her.

This painting is one of 3 featuring these South African Rain Queens.   It is a textured multi media painting and comes with painted edges.  Each painting measures 90 cm by 70 cm

For more Queens in this series, visit the “Out of Africa” range.
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Dimensions 50.8 × 40.6 mm

Original, Print A3 297 x 420 mm, Print A3+ 329 x 483 mm, Print A4 210 x 297 mm

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