Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Booty Babe "Pride of the Maasai"

A couple of weeks ago, I asked you to suggest some new exciting characters to spruce up my boring blog. Binyavanga Wainaina's satirical piece "How to Write About Africa" offered some good advice ("Your African characters may include naked warriors, loyal servants, diviners and seers, ancient wise men living in hermitic splendour. Or corrupt politicians, inept polygamous travel-guides, and prostitutes you have slept with"). Readers of this blog agreed that it would be best to bring in a naked warrior.

A moran with his latest catch
So I started looking for naked warriors to blog about. The search was not easy. Some of my finds were fake. Did you know that Kikuyu's are disguising themselves as Maasai on the beaches of Mombasa? Yes, this is because Maasai morans are perceived to be erotic, and old or divorced women from the West come to look for them. Why are morans so attractive to these grannies? Well, morans are always niceley groomed and dressed in red and they also take a lot of herbs - some of which are known to have Viagra-like effects.

Anyway, while searching for naked warriors, I came across an interesting site, Booty Babe Art. Booty Babe Art is Spencer Davis’way of expressing his passion for fantasy art, toys, fashion design, and of course the wonderful variety of female beauty. The project is a tribute to the women that make our day, taking the very definition of “Booty Babe” to new levels.

Pride of the Maasai
A Booty Babe is generally a woman with curves. Waist to hip ratio is usually breath-taking. She’s not necessarily run-way model material, in the traditional sense, but she feels sexy and her self-confidence makes her glow. She’s not afraid to wear skin-tight outfits – and we love her for it. Now you’re getting the picture. You’ve seen her at the mall, in line at the bank, grocery shopping, and out dancing. She’s sweet and sexy, stylish and smart; and her body language states, “This is who I am, and I LOVE being me.”

Pride of the Maasai - front side
In 1998, with this in mind, artist Spencer Davis started adding clay to an otherwise skinny, 12" fashion doll. Numerous gallery exhibitions, and many iterations later, Spencer’s Booty Babe sculptures, have become his personal canvas with which he expresses his passion for toy collecting, foreign culture, female beauty, fantasy and low brow art.

One of Spencer's dolls is called "Pride of the Maasai". You will see from the pictures that she indeed has curves.

Pride of the Maasai - back side
I don't know why Spencer chose to refer to the Maasai when naming this doll. To me, the doll looks more like a girl from any other tribe in Kenya, but not the Maasai. In contrast to this curvy doll, Maasai are always very slim! According to some scientists, this would be mainly because of their protein-rich diet and high activity levels.

But whatever! To me, sizes don't matter, but IQ and a good sense of humor do matter. But of course, if brains and beauty and a nice booty all go together (which is quite rare, unfortunately), I won't say no.

Now, tell me, what are your perfect measurements? Or do you - just like me - focus more on IQ rather than size?

10 comments:

coldtusker said...

I ain't hating but one of my high school (male) teachers said a 100% Kikuyu woman over time ends up looking like the map of India...

An all boys school so I dont think anyone took offense though a few of us fell off the chairs...

You don't even wanna know what was said about Mijikenda women... My jaw touched the floor even though I had not been floored... It was a good thing it was boys only school...

Lumi said...

Looks more of western Kenyan than Maasai to me. However, The Esther Arunga saga has convinced me that brains should always win over beauty, though if some beauty can come with brains we would not complain! Next time try and find out if there are some household name beauties in Kenya who have some some brains too...

kellie said...

You should have labelled this post NSFW Rafiki!!

How do I like my women? With a bit of hips on them.

Ok, as a girl, IQ trumps looks any day. Lord knows a man's body can only fascinate for so long. But then again, maybe my view will change when I become an 'old or divorced woman...'

JB said...

I also want some of that curve! Some, not all...zingine ni too much! LOL! :)

normzo said...

Nice piece of Art/Booty...

I like my women,with a little bit of flesh,not so much of a biiig one.. Size does matter...in certain places,look at one of the female Nominees for the Oscars.. isn't that way to big..

Kahenya said...
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Kahenya said...

Nice post. Alas I subscribe to another part of the rock, but I have a Maasai friend who has been very good to me

KK said...

Enough of both... which I'm never sure is how much until few weeks, months or years into a relationship I'm forced to push that bar higher:)

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