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Title: The Women
Artist: Melania Mazinyani
Size: approx 19″w x 26″h
Hand-painted sadza painting

Melania was born in 1971 in Chiendambuya and has two children, Richard and Tariro. She later married Promise Kayne and taught him to paint. “I started sadza painting in the year 1988 at Weya Training Centre. When I joined it was very hard for me to draw a topic and a story. But they kept on encouraging us to use our hands. As time went on I managed to do everything. My rule is not to copy anything from a book. I managed to help my family, because we were very poor. I also educated my younger brother. I really love my art because it is helping me.”