Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Maji the African Mermaid

I am pleased to show you my latest doll project called Maji, the African Mermaid. This doll was created based upon an imaginary mythic African mermaid called Maji which means ocean or water in Swahili. She has been all around the world including Latin America, Asia and Europe. She brings with her peace and hope for future generations. Her beauty is captivated by the colors of magenta, yellow, and white. She swims to remind us that love is where you find it. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Though she is not as well known as other African sea goddesses, she is making her debut and finding her proud place among the sea. Maji reminds women of African descent the false belief system that requires them to find identity and meaning in their lives through their husbands and children. Such a system causes women to completely lose their identity in that of their family. I believe in many cases women today still fall victim by society to have a husband and children in order to be considered completely feminine. Maji represents the total feminine, the emotions and feelings of women today in relation to the various roles they playas business owner, wife, mother, daughter, sister, etc. It's not easy to be all and still be yourself.

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