Wednesday, February 15, 2012
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The city tribe
Kitti’s Cat Walk Show - Concept
Since the beginning of human history the practice of body painting has been used by prehistoric peoples & tribal cultures throughout the world.
Bodies were adorned in many colours & used for ceremonial occasions, to identify key individuals such as chiefs, witch-doctors & spiritualists within a tribe or simply used as a way of self identification within daily existence.
In war, body paint was used to signify a state of hostility & to frighten off living and ghost-like enemies.
Many believed earth pigments could enhance inner powers - red for war, white for peace, yellow for death were just a few of the symbolic colours used as earth, mineral & animal pigments were adorned all over their bodies and faces.
Much like women today who put on make-up in the mornings, our ancestors practiced the same daily ritual.
Today we embrace a variety of forms of body adornments, creating a sumptuous visual display & turning each decorated person into a vibrant and unique work of art.
Kitti’s cat walk show is therefore a way of signifying the individual's place within society today, marking a special moment - to celebrate a transition in life, by simply NOT following the fashion!
You have your own beauty and you don't have to listen to the media, or trends or fashion.