The Niola Doa Women in a Skirt (Ennedi, Chad)Your model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
In the rock art tradition of the Ennedi, it is frequent to observe pictographs and petroglyphs depicting the same subject matter, identical in style. The case of the Niola Doa Site 1 (left) and Gran Riparo d’ Archeï (right) women in a skirt is well known. The two sites are 135 km apart. Body proportions and iconography are nearly identical, notwithstanding the profound difference in the media and execution technique. The silhouette of the 3D posed mannequin closely matches the profile of the figure from the Niola Doa site. The mannequin shows in a very effective way how much different are the body proportions of humans in the Niola Doa style respect to the ideal body proportions adopted in western art. The colourful texture map of the gown refers to an ethnographic analogy suggested by the Swiss photographer Ursula Steiner.