zimbabwean painted fabric art kutsinhira oregon

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

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.