This is a very nice framed mixed media called " the Seven Principles of Kawnzaa". The art work shows the interpretation of the Nguzo Saba by the artist (the meaning of each principles is also printed in the back). This artwork is designed with handmade papers from natural fibers of linen and cotton made by the artist, Robyn Daughtry, with inclusions of ethnic print fabrics, straw, corn husks, threads, plants, flowers, and metallic.... symbolic of the Kwanzaa tradition. This 3D mixed media artwork is matted, glassed, and framed, measuring approx 42"x8". Overall in excellent condition and great additional to your Kwanzaa collection. Please email for shipping quote. Thanks!
The foundation of Kwanzaa are the Seven Principles, or Nguzo Saba. When Dr. Karenga created the celebration of Kwanzaa he wanted to reflect the best qualities and characteristics of the "first fruit" or harvest festivals that were celebrated throughout Africa. It was these qualities that established the Nguzo Saba, or Seven Principles of Kwanzaa. These are:
* Umoja (oo-MOH-jah): Unity. Success starts with Unity. Unity of family, community, nation and race.
* Kujichagulia (koo-jee-chah-goo-LEE-ah): Self-Determination. To be responsible for ourselves. To create your own destiny.
* Ujima (oo-JEE-mah): Collective work and responsibility. To build and maintain your community together. To work together to help one another within your community.
* Ujamaa (oo-jah-MAH): Collective economics. To build, maintain, and support our own stores, establishments, and businesses.
* Nia (NEE-ah): Purpose. To restore African American people to their traditional greatness. To be responsible to Those Who Came Before (our ancestors) and to Those Who Will Follow (our descendants).
* Kuumba (koo-OOM-bah): Creativity. Using creativity and imagination to make your communities better than what you inherited.
* Imani (ee-MAH-nee): Faith. Believing in our people, our families, our educators, our leaders, and the righteousness of the African American struggle.