Contemporary rock paintings in Kenya

Cave Masaai

Most rock art in Africa, and in the rest of the world, is a phenomenon that relates to the continents past yet Kenya’s Maasai pastoralists continue to make rock paintings today. These paintings are made in order to mark initiation ceremonies when Maasai boys become warriors (Moran), a ceremony that takes place roughly every 20 years. Last week TARA Chairman David Coulson travelled down to the Loita Hills in Maasailand to join Professor Stanley Ambrose from the University of Illinois (USA) and his team in documenting an important site where Ol Pul initiation ceremonies have been held for perhaps 200 years or more.
Masaai at the rock art Cave