LISA KRISTINE

HUMANITARIAN PHOTOGRAPHER AND FINE ARTIST

The Great Sahara, covering most of North Africa, is the largest desert and one of the harshest environments in the world. The Tuareg have long been known as warriors, traders and travelers. Their drama tic indigo robes are easy to see in the vast desert. Coined as the ‘blue men,’ their skin, hair and beards were stained a deep blue color over time as indigo dye was not set permanently during the 13th and 14th century.

For hundreds of years the Tuareg have migrated on camels, roaming the trans-Saharan trade route connecting all the great cities of the Sahara. Earning their living through trade, the blue men continue to transport slabs of salt – which used to be valued equal to gold – on the backs of the desert beasts. These nomads travel by night to avoid the dramatic heat, and use the star studded sky as both map and compass.

The Tuareg resisted the French invasion in the early 19th century, but their swords were no match for the French cannons and automatic rifles. They were eventually subdued and forced to sign treaties in Mali in 1905. The tribe’s territory was divided up after the independence of African countries from France in the 1960s. The Tuareg have been fighting to receive ownership of their homeland ever since. Despite many peace agreements between the government and the Tuareg people, there are still groups fighting for the independence of the Tuareg people.

AVAILABLE SIZES:

18 x 24 inches (45.72 x 60.96 cm)

24 x 32 inches (60.96 x  81.28 cm)

30 x 40 inches (76.2   x  101.6 cm)

Dunes – Great Sahara

Limited Edition

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Lisa Kristine Limited Edition Fine Artworks are the perfect way to embrace our world and enhance our surroundings. Lisa Kristine’s Limited Edition Photographs are signed and numbered by the artist. Each artwork can be a stand-alone piece showcased in a home setting or curated in combinations with other pieces that are harmoniously compelling.

Should you have any questions about Lisa Kristine’s Artworks or placement of Artworks in your collection, we are here to help. We can talk by phone or arrange a virtual appointment:

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ART SPECIFICATIONS

  • Original Limited Edition Fine Artwork

  • Photographic Artwork expertly printed on Fine Art Paper at Lisa Kristine Studio

  • Each Artwork is signed and numbered by Lisa Kristine

  • Each Original Artwork is hand rolled with the highest studio standards and is accompanied by white gloves

  • World-Wide Shipping Available

Should you have any questions about Lisa Kristine’s Artworks or placement of Artworks in your room or home, we are here to help. We can walk by phone or virtual appointment:

+1 (415) 827-4441 | [email protected]

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