As a Maasai Sironka is determined to portray his people’s culture truthfully, with dignity and beauty. With this as his driving force, Sironka continues to sell several poignant and eye-catching Batiks in established galleries and hotels in Kenya, South Africa, United States of America, and United Kingdom.
I am commissioned to works that have meaning to the buyers, for example in their lives, environment, family, hobbies, and community. I produce work that both tells of the Maasai Culture, and may also touch on issues surrounding every ones day to day living and human behavior.
RECENTLY SOLD WORKS
|“My brother’s keeper”
“Oh I think he has done it again!” said one elder, turning his nose towards the sky.
“Are you sure?” The other asked.
“Yes I have!” shouted the man in the middle.
And as the two men struggled to hold up their drunken friend,
The three old friends laughed long and loud,
Just as they did many years ago.
Let us always joyfully overlooks the shortcomings of those we love, and always cheerfully offer a helping hand in their time of need.
For this is indeed the true bond of friendship.
|“The Mark of a Warrior”
Maasai warriors are well known for their bravery and courage.
To kill a lion that has been a threat to the lives of their people and herds is a task for the warriors, that served to distinguish the bravest from the rest.
To rescue a fellow warrior from the fangs of a lion is not strange …
…it is the mark of a warrior!
|“Friendship is forgiveness”
“Do you remember a day when we were younger and drunk?
You accidentally struck me with your shepherd stick, I lost a tooth, and you promised to give me a cow!”
As the two men laughed loud, the other responded,
“Yes……yes I remember!”
In life we all make mistakes, but what a joy it is when we can forgive one another!
|In the begining…
The Maasai and their wildlife live side by side, celebrating life one day at a time.
As in the begining for you and I, lets forget our differences, and see eye to eye!
|“When I grow up”
Like all children around the world, every boy and girl has a dream of what they want to be when they grow up.
Maasai boys dream of becoming warriors. They will sing and jump as high as they can.
They tell their elders’ about their dreams.
With patience their elders will listen.
They will then tell their young of a time when they too had dreams, and that not all dreams come true.
We all have dreams.
Let us hope that when we are gone, many will say because of us, they got to live their dream!
|A Warrior’s song.
Maasai Warriors are admired for their long, beautiful braided hair, their beaded ornaments, and noted for their bravery.
They are known the world over for their tall athletic build, and for their wonderful singing.
Many lessons can be learnt from the Maasai warrior and his song.