Bounty of the Village
- Item Number
- Estimated Value
- $300 USD
- $420 USD to jones123
- Number of Bids
- 30 - Bid History
Embroidered cotton, African wax batiks, buttons, and tassels
24" Wide x 41" High
Quilter | Janice Jones
This block was embroidered by a survivor of gender-based violence in the African Country of Mali. It describes life in her village before she was attacked and expelled during conflict.
The block was made into a quilt in 2019 by Janice Jones in Massachusetts. Janice was ten when she learned how to quilt from her grandmother, who worked at a New England textile mill and used to bring fabric home. Janice has produced a series of striking African quilts which can be seen on her website. She owes her love of African colors to her daughter, who worked as a nurse in Zambia and returned home with fabric.
Of Sister Artists Janice says: ?This project has been so rewarding. Being a sister artist feels very special and I hope that we can somehow continue to be connected. It feels good to be reaching out and doing something positive.? She thinks the Malian artists did a ?fabulous job? with their embroidery.
All proceeds from this auction will be invested in a quilting project for GBV survivors in Mali. To donate visit our home page - www.advocacynet.org.
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