zimbabwean embroidered fabric art kutsinhira oregon

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

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.