Sunday, January 1, 2017

Why did Egyptians paint themselves White and Arab looking?

Often when you look at Egyptian paintings, you see them painted in many colors. That always is an easy pass for Supremacist to say Egyptians were another race of people other than black. Now one thing we need to examine is how old that color system is and what other African tribes use it. Kalenjin tribes use the same color system. So if the Kalenjin tribe The Maasai draw themselves white, does that make them a white race of people?

Now lets explore the history of both tribes. They actually have a history together in Egypt, prior to the formation of Nubia and Egypt as a dynasty around 7000bc. Egyptians were known as Badarians, in the predynastic site areas. You can look at the map attached and see the locations that camps and burial sites were formed. After the formation of Egypt and Nubia, the Kalenjin stayed a part of the great civilization, serving as police, military, and general population citizens.

Common colors used in Egyptian paintings
Ancient Egyptian men were painted with a dark brown skin color that represented the outdoor life and more darkness from the sun. The body of a woman was painted in a light brown color reflecting indoor lifestyle of a woman, without as much exposure to the sun.

Egyptian colors
Red ……, fire, victory, anger, hostility, and chaos
Yellow…..Imperishable, eternal and indestructible (ra, the sun rey)
Green……fertility, vegetation, new life, joy, growth and regeneration
Black…….death,night, endurance, stability
White…..Purity, cleanliness and simplicity

Kalenjin Maasai colors
Red:… Represents bravery, strength, unity and the incredible challenges Maasai people face each day

Blue:………. Symbolizes energy and sustenance and the color of the sky which provides water for the people and their cattle

Green:……… Symbolizes nourishment and production, representing the land that provides food for the people and their livestock while also symbolizing the putting down of roots and the protection of one’s territory

Orange……….: Symbolizes warmth, friendship, generosity and hospitality, representative of the color of a gourd which is used to share milk with guests and welcome visitors into one’s home

Yellow:………. Symbolizes fertility and growth, representing the color of the sun which helps grow the grass to feed the livestock and sustain life

White………….: Represents purity and health symbolizing the color of cow’s milk that provides sustained nourishment

Black: ………….Symbolizes unity, harmony and solidarity, representing the color of the people

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