Galleries : Undying Tales 2019/2020 : UT 19 - Pangolin



PANGOLIN - 6.5x6.5 inches $195.00 (SOLD)
Pangolin I - 6.5x6.5 inches $195.00 (SOLD)
Pangolin Dance Party - 4.5x3.5 inches $55.00 (SOLD)

Status:The are 8 species, 4 in Africa (Threatened), and 4 in Asia (Endangered) at risk because of poaching for traditional medicine, or ornamental trade.

Highlighted species: Giant Pangolin - Smutsia gigantea

Range: Northern Africa

Anthropologist Martin Walsh writes of a Zimbabwe Sangu belief that pangolins fell from the sky to the earth, sent by Sangu ancestors, to bond to a human. The human and pangolin then undergo a series of rites of seclusion, singing, and dancing, and that if the pangolin sheds tears while dancing it is a good omen of rain to come in the next year; dry eyes mean drought.

Previous Image Next Image

Size: 6 x 6 inches
Medium: Ink
©2019, Stephanie Law

Detail closeups: