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Into Enkang’Ang: an Exhibition on Masai Women Lives

Enkang’ Ang, a Masai term meaning ‘Our Home: ’ is a compilation of the rich Maasai heritage through three-dimensional scans and virtual reality simulations created by a group of Kenyan female artists who visited Twala Tenebo women…

Enkang' Ang' project by Naitiemu Photography by Kadesa11

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Enkang’ Ang, a Masai term meaning ‘Our Home: ’ is a compilation of the rich Masai heritage through three-dimensional scans and virtual reality simulations created by a group of Kenyan female artists who visited Twala Tenebo women’s village and documented their lives, including Maasai homestead history and design; diet; rituals; objects; and climate change.

Enkang’ Ang’ project by Naitiemu Photography by Kadesa6

The exhibition, which serves as futuristic nexus for culture and invites the viewer to meet prominent Indigenous women figures like Enkoiboni, a matriarch leader and spiritual oracle was created in partnership with BlackRhinoVR, and Nairobi Design Week, and was launched as a flagship exhibit of the Nairobi Design Week 2022 Festival under the theme ‘Where We Live on Sat April 9th and 10th at Kazuri Beads, Karen.

Enkang’ Ang’ project by Naitiemu Photography by Kadesa39

This exhibition, which was hosted at Kazuri Beads Factory in Karen, Nairobi and also be viewed online at Nairobi Design Week, was exclusively produced by Lead Artist Fellow Naitiemu Nyanjom, in collaboration with Shamina Rajab, Natasha Khanyola, Jess Olago, Kadesa Sarah, Laissa Malih, Achieng’ Otieno, Mercy Barno, Rosemary Wangari, Antonate Aiko, Lindsay Adhiambo Obath, Dayna Danger, Regan de Loggans, and Wambui Kinyua. Rose Nenini, Antonia Kihara, Adrian Jankowiak, Stephen Kimani, and Longino Muluka served as cultural advisors.

Enkang’ Ang’ project by Naitiemu Photography by Kadesa27

The project is sponsored and facilitated by the Soul of Nations Foundation, under the Green Architecture Project, and supported by the American Embassy Nairobi, BlackRhinoVR, and Nairobi Design Week.

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