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'Tinga' is the name of the painting style began in the late 1960s of Tanzanian independence immediately after.
Its name is said derived from the name of the founder Mr. Edward Saidi Tinga Tinga.
Edward said in southern Tanzania トゥンドゥール, born in the Makua ethnic.
After the Tokyo metropolis of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, he had gardeners work in European homes.
But for the Tanzanian independence in 1961, and ended up pulling country people in Europe,
I have lost his job.
Saw trouble walking, and tempera paintings sold on the streets people of the Congo.
He got this tip in the マゾニット found at the building site (plywood)
In paint paint I drew animal and hometown people living landscape.
Is the moment it was born "Tinga".
Edward said died in an accident in 1972, but
Tinga started drawing his composition and spirit, handed to posterity
With the present painters for many new ideas still draw Tinga Tinga.
Currently, Tinga is Dar es Salaam in Tinga Tinga
As well as producing communities (commonly known as Tinga village),
Such as tourist destination's premier Tanzania Zanzibar, Northern Tanzania Arusha and neighboring Kenya, especially in
Produced and sold by many painters-San.
In Europe and Japan and attracted much attention, exhibitions and events were conducted in each country.
Originally under the big tree in painters, gathered freely, was painting a picture
Dar es Salaam Centre of Tinga Tinga Tinga village also
In the current buildings erected with the aid of Western system NGOs,
Painter and apprentice of dozens of people engaged in production activities daily.