Guajira y el Cepilladero. 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”) are named like that because they used to be made “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 are 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, si no me llaman a tiempo yo sigo es mandao. Dile a tu papi ...
Original acrylic painting on 4 x 12 x 1.5 inches gallery wrapped canvas.