Sunday, 29 January 2023

Textile Details

'Daily Life in Zambia', by Fatima. (Photo: Colin Peck)
'Daily Life in Zambia', by Fatima. (Photo: Colin Peck)


Title of Textile:Daily Life in Zambia
Maker: Fatima
Country of Origin: Zambia
Year Produced: 2009
Size (cm): 41cm x 46cm
Materials: Scraps of material appliquéd onto background material
Type of Textile: Wall hanging appliqué

This four-panel wall hanging appliqué illustrates daily life in a rural village in Zambia, Africa. The maker placed a piece of paper inside one of the earthenware pots within the piece, which explains who the figures are and what they are doing. By giving those names, Timue and Tsala, and explaining their activities, she makes them real and testifies to their communities peaceful existence. We are offered a window into the day-to-day world of a country in a continent often beset by poverty and conflict.

Owner: Margaret Edwards
Location: Northern Ireland
Original / Replica: Original
Photographer: Colin Peck

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