On an almost daily basis, Kenyan women wash their clothes by hand and then hang them out in the hot sun to dry. The clothing, more often than not, is held in place by brightly colored plastic pegs. Despite a wide variety of clothing pegs available in the market, the plastic, locally produced pegs are preferred. There are almost unlimited colors available of these pegs, but it is a common sight to see the garish pop of color gleefully clash against the garment it holds in place on a clothing line. Thandiwe Muriu paid tribute to the humble item by having an upside down row of blue plastic clothing pegs strung across as the eyewear for the model. The blue color happily pops against the pink nubble kitenge fabric of the model’s clothing and background, a fun commentary on unexpected colorways of Kenyan pegs.

Photography, 2021

Jet Ink Print of FineArt RAG+ Matt 310g mounted on aluminium dibond in black pre-made float frame


Camo-18 Thandiwe Muriu Low Res