Embroidered Art – Village Life

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Title: Village Life
Artist: C. Makoni
Size: approx 15″w x 22″h
Hand embroidered folk art
Cost: $90 – includes free shipping in the continental U.S.

The piece includes the hand written story by the artist.

The Story:

  1. Mr. Chirinda is a carpenter. He makes doors, stools and some chairs for the villagers.
  2. Mrs. Tsiga is giving her children a candle. Tavanda Is reading a novel. His sisters Tapiwa and Ratidzai are listening. The baby is sleeping.
  3. Mrs. Tambaoga is winnowing some maize
  4. Mdakaitei, Shamiso, Munyaradzi and Tanatwa are playing Pada.
  5. Mr. and Mrs. Chingozi are going to see their friends in Village Six.
  6. Mr. Chimutuwa is giving Mr. Chitiyo a spanner. They want to put another wheel. It has got a punch.

Embroidered Art – African Marriage

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Title: African Marriage
Artist: Grace Chakwenya
Size: approx 16.5″w x 23″h
Hand embroidered folk art
Cost: $80 – includes free shipping in the continental U.S.

The piece includes the hand written story by the artist.

The Story:

  1. Mother is sweeping the yard, while Jane her daughter is going to church.
  2. Jane meeting John in the bus and the two got into a relationship
  3. John and Jane are going to John’s aunt for introductions.
  4. At aunts home John is introducing Jane to his aunt and told her they want to get married.
  5. Aunt is taking Jane to John’s homestead since they have agreed.
  6. Aunt and Jane being welcomed at home by John’s mother. The two got married and lived at the village happily.

Grace was born in 1969 in Bindura, the last of six children. She was in 10th grade when her parents died and she had to stop her education. After 2 months as a receptionist in a hotel in Mutare she returned home and began growing tomatoes and vegetables in her parents garden and selling them. She married in 1989 and has six children, including two sets of twins. Grace began doing appliqué in 1992. “I am not a person who wants to stay sitting, saying I have nothing. I want to help myself.” Her favorite topics are based on HIV/AIDS and also on traditional healers.

Embroidered Art – Togetherness

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Title: Togetherness
Artist: Judith Karuwa
Size: approx 11″w x 24″h
Hand appliqué and embroidered folk art. This piece has a 3 dimensional texture. 
$60 – includes FREE shipping in the continental U.S.

 

Embroidered Art – Working Days

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Title: Working Days
Artist: Maziveni Mapuranga
Size: approx 11″w x 23″h
Hand embroidered and applique folk art
Cost: $60 – includes free shipping in the continental U.S.

Maziveni was born in 1966 in Mutoko. She came to Weya in 1990 when she got married. She studied through grade 11. She has five children, and farms with her husband. She learned to make appliqués in 1992, having arrived in Weya after her marriage and deciding it would be interesting to do. Her favorite subjects include African marriage, traditional healers, and village life.

Embroidered Art- Home at Last

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Title: Home at Last
Artist: Melody Chari
Size: approx 12.5″w x 24″h
Hand appliqué and embroidered folk art
Cost: $60 – includes FREE shipping in the continental U.S.

Embroidered Art – Living in Harmony

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Title: Living in Harmony
Artist: Francisca Nyazongwe Chekacheke
Size: approx. 20″w x 15″h
Hand embroidered folk art
$60

Francisca was born in 1965 in Weya. She went to school through Grade 6, leaving school because the family didn’t have enough money for her to continue. She learned embroidery in 1988, because she wanted to earn a living.

She has five children, and her husband works in a hotel in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, coming home once a month. Francisca raises maize, groundnuts and millet on the land the she farms.

Painted Art – Harvest

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Title: Harvest
Artist: Ceresencia Chibaya
Size: approx 18″w x 23″h
Hand-painted sadza painting
$50

Ceresencia was born in 1965 in Weya, the fifth born of six children. She studied until 7th grade, stopping because her parents didn’t have enough money to pay for further schooling. She married in 1984 and has five children. Her husband died in 2002.

Cersencia began to do art in 2003 because she wanted her children to have a happy life. The money would help her pay school fees and provide for other necessities. Ceresencia has used her art to document and explain events in her life, from the passing of her husband in 2002, to the passing of her daughter in 2013. Favorite topics include people’s life stories, traditional stories and friendship.

Painted Art – Friendship

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Title: Friendship
Artist: Ceresencia Chibaya
Size: approx 19″w x 26″ h
Hand-painted sadza painting
$50

Ceresencia was born in 1965 in Weya, the fifth born of six children. She studied until 7th grade, stopping because her parents didn’t have enough money to pay for further schooling. She married in 1984 and has five children. Her husband died in 2002.

Ceresencia began to do art in 2003 because she wanted her children to have a happy life. The money would help her pay school fees and provide for other necessities. Ceresencia has used her art to document and explain events in her life, from the passing of her husband in 2002, to the passing of her daughter in 2013.

Favorite topics include people’s life stories, traditional stories and friendship.

Painted Art – Community

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Title: Community
Artist: Veronica Chitsike
Size: approx 19″w x 26″h
Hand-painted sadza painting
$40.00

Veronica was born in 1959. She came to Weya in 1982 as the second wife of her husband. She has three children. Her daughter, Rita Shonge is also a painter. Veronica learned to do art in 1988. She felt it was a thing she could do as a woman to earn money. “I am a full-time housewife who looks after children, fetches firewood, does plowing, heard cattle and takes them to the dipping tank. I have quite a lot of work.”

She has time for her artwork during the rainy season only on weekends, with more time available during the dry season. Her favorite topics are wild animals and village life, and she is most recognized by her striking abstract paintings of storks.

Painted Art – Animal Life

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Title: Animal Life
Artist: Ednight Mungure
Size: approx. 19″w x 26″h
Hand-painted sadza painting
$40.00

Ednight was born in 1969, She has 6 children. Her husband died in 2002. She learned sad painting in 1988. At the time her husband worked on a commercial farm – the lowest paid occupation in Zimbabwe – and she wanted to paint in order to buy necessities for the family. She says, “It is difficult to be a mother and a painter at the same time. There are too many things to do at once. I am a full-time housewife who does painting and looking after children.”

Wildlife, folktales and village life are among her favorite art topics.

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Artist: Hokoyo Marimba

Hokoyo’s second release, recorded live in Eugene, Oregon, captures the excitement of these talented young players. Feels as if you are actually there, live in concert.

Tracks:

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  • Zomba
  • Shumba
  • Zendekaiwa
  • Sikokiyana
  • Sekuru Joe
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