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Maker: Billie Zangewa
born 1973, Malawi
Constant Gardener
Date: 2014
Medium: Dupion silk and synthetic thread
Dimensions: Textile: 138.4 × 106 cm (54 1/2 × 41 3/4 in.) Frame: 173.4 × 138.4 × 5.4 cm (68 1/4 × 54 1/2 × 2 1/8 in.)
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Geography: Malawi
Object Number: 2017-11-1
Search Terms:
female
flower
Commemorative
tree
Plant
floral
tree
Object is not currently on exhibit

Silk patchwork tapestry depicting the artist. She is portrayed at the center of the composition looking at the viewer and wearing a yellow sundress with white trim and spaghetti straps. She holds a trowel in her right hand and a basket of produce in her left. Behind her are the silhouettes of dark trees and a bright blue sky with white clouds. Surrounding her for the lower half of the composition are plants with red and off-white stems, and yellow, pale blue, green and brown leaves. The lower right corner of the composition has been left incomplete intentionally.

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