Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Dancing Elephant: An African Folk Tale

I have just finished another little quilt using the African embroideries that tell the folk tales of the Venda people. This story is called "The Dancing Elephant". You can read this story here. This embroidery was done by Heleni who has 9 children. The embroideries are the main source of income for this family.

Each embroidery comes with a printed copy of the folk tale and a card telling a little bit about the embroiderer. I made a pocket on the back of the quilt to hold these items.

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