zimbabwean painted fabric art kutsinhira oregon

Title: Offerings
Artist: Tima Shonge
Size: approx 26″w x 33″h
Hand-painted sadza painting

Tima was born in 1971. She completed her “O Levels” – equivalent of 10th grade – in 1989 and then learned sadza painting. She was married in 1991 and moved away, returning to Weya in 1997 after her husband died. She has remarried and has three children.

Tima decided to learn to paint because “I realized that it gives money easily if you work hard. The more you do, the more you make. You can paint anytime.” her favorite topics are folklore work done by women, and enjoying life.