This Guajira or Wayuu lady shows one of the icons of my birth city: Maracaibo, Venezuela.
This piece depicts a Wayuu lady in a traditional dress or "manta" showing a "Cepilladero's Cart"
The “Cepillado” (known here in the US as “ice cone”) is named like that because they used to be made by “brushing” a big block of ice to make it small.
This type of refreshment can be found in many parts of the world, but in my hometown, Maracaibo is almost a necessity due to the year-round high temperatures ☀️
The more popular flavors are cola, pineapple, tamarind, and lemon 🍋
Around the sides of the dress or "manta" are written part of the lyrics of the song "Cepillao ":
Vengan muchachos pero que compren ahora el cepillao..
de rojo con leche, de piña con tamarindo ...
Original acrylic painting on 4 x 12 x 1.5 inches gallery-wrapped canvas.
Artist's signature is on the front.
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