ADVOCACY PROJECT – Advocacy Project Online Auction
Auction Ends: Jun 28, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

Art

Bounty of the Village

Item Number
9
Estimated Value
$300 USD
Sold
$420 USD to jones123
Number of Bids
30  -  Bid History

Item Description

Embroidered cotton, African wax batiks, buttons, and tassels

24" Wide x 41" High

Quilter | Janice Jones
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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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