Lebera Kurora
»The (eye) is for looking«

Lebera Kurora is a Rwandan Proverb that translates to »The (eye) is for looking«. The piece was inspired by the Tutsi Tribe from Rwanda/Burundi. I was particularly drawn to the »Amasunzu« traditional hairstyle.
The beautiful crest-like troughs were traditionally adorned by Rwandan men and unmarried women after the age 18-20 years to indicate that they were of marriageable age. The hairstyle is sadly not very common in Tutsi communities in modern times.