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You know it's interesting Tanzan, that there is a distinction bewteen East african and West african art.
Great potraits.
East African art (culture) is more about wild animals as you can see on the pictures above...

For years youngsters have been told stories about this animal doing that... or how one animal is clever that the other and so forth.
 

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^^ Is that meant to be an insult or a compliment? :?
Its a compliment (perhaps a wrong word was used).

They are very much alike. If i saw them without tittles. i will think they are Congolese arts.
 

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tanzan you took these pictures? How much was the painter charging per piece?

I love these two images...still trying to decipher them.
Yes I did...I will check the price for you.
 

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Ujamaa ebony alias African blackwood carving in the oval office courtesy of Kikwete gift to Obama

List of 2009 Obama gifts revealed by state department

Many of the gifts were given at international summits like the G20 in London in February 2009
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President Barack Obama and his family received hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts from world leaders in 2009, the US has revealed.

Among the top givers was Saudi King Abdullah, with nearly $190,000 (£119,000) in gifts to the Obamas.

Ex-UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown gave Mr Obama a pen and holder carved from an anti-slavery ship and biographies of Winston Churchill, worth $16,510.

By law, all the presents must go to the US National Archives.

Queen Elizabeth II gave the Obamas a framed photograph of herself and Prince Philip valued at $775.

Italian leader Silvio Berlusconi gave Mr Obama a crystal table, gold watch and glass ornaments worth $26,845.

The list of gifts given to Mr Obama and his family and White House aides was released on Tuesday by the US Department of State.

Mr Brown's gifts neared the top of the list of opulent presents given by world leaders during Mr Obama's first year in office. Mr Obama, meanwhile, was roundly criticised in the British press for giving Mr Brown a box set of 25 DVDs of American films, interpreted as a snub to the UK leader.

Among the more costly gifts given to Mr Obama were:

From Chinese President Hu Jintao, a silk embroidery portrait of the Obama family, $20,000
From Israeli President Shimon Peres, a bronze statue of a girl releasing a flock of doves, $8,000
From Pope Benedict XVI, a mosaic depicting St Peter's Square in Rome, a silver key chain, a gold coin and books on himself and about "bioethical questions", $7,905
From Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, a three-foot tall carved ebony sculpture, $6,000

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12222845
 

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:cheers: :) safi sana
Tanzanian art in the oval office :banana: Obama knows what to decorate the the oval office with! :lol: no wonder he is sort of implementing some socialistic principles in America with medicare and education for all! Obama is secretly Mjamaa i tell u, the Ujamaa carving demonstrates his admiration! What present should Kikwete send him in his 2nd term inauguration this time? A tingatinga painting should do him a favor i guess :lol:!
 

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Some dealers get sculptures from Katanga and take it to Dar to sell. Plus a lot of artist leave and head to Dar since its a tourist trap. Hence why it would look like Congolese art a lot of art venders in Dar markets are also from Congo.
 

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Indeed,

Geza, what's your thought?
if u had Ujamaa system of living then can be....! The art is what distinguish btn sculpture from DRC and from Tanzania! I bet DRC men can only sing and run pedicure and ladies saloon! I have never seen them doing crafting! Two types of art belongs to Tanzania shetani and Ujamaa cause the story behind is whole Tanzanian!
 

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So if they sell sculptures at markets they also don't have art dealers? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to look at an artwork and notice the influence and where it come from.
 
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