Since we are sheltering in place during the Covid-19 lockdown, and I have a new machine, I have been sewing. In particular, I have had time to use some of the sophisticated and beautiful wax print fabrics I carried home from 11 trips to Africa since 2010. Some of it has become face masks and some curtains. My dining room is now bright with potato print tablecloths featuring elephant and guinea fowl patterns from Zimbabwe, and fish pattern curtains I made from fabric purchased in Sierra Leone. In the curtains, matching the leaping fish on either side of the center took some planning!
Earlier Katysblog posts with pictures of arts and crafts from some of my travels in Africa:
- 2014 Ethiopian Art, Crafts, and Icons
- 2014 Crafts in Rwanda
- 2015 Crafts in South Africa
- 2015 Camels and Crafts in Tunisia
- 2017 Fabric Arts and Crafts in Sierra Leone
- 2018 Crafts and Souvenirs from Egypt
- 2019 Arts and Crafts in Sierra Leone
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