Beautifully stitched embroidered wall hanging with a
conglomeration of elephants, giraffes, and plants and more, all native
to rural South Africa. Designed and stitched by Maria Mmatsie of the Mapula
Embroidery Project, an internationally celebrated women's empowerment
project. Embroidered images jump from the tightly woven black cotton
background fabric. All edges turned and hemmed with machine stitching.
Reminiscent of a sampler in which the artists refines and perfects her skill in stitching all the forms common to her in her world.
for hanging from a rod (will require a pocket to be added to the back
for rod) or framing if stretched over a frame (as artists' canvas is
stretched) or hung in a 'shadow box' type frame. Regardless of how this
lovely piece is displayed, appreciation of the joyfulness of the images
and the quality of the stitchery is irresistible.
Approximately 25"x43". See
dimensions and other specifics under the 'Product Features' tab.
Individually tagged with artist's name on slip of paper - removable yet
can be saved. (Can see this 'white spot' in the image shown).
If necessary, Mapula Emproidery Project creations may be gently hand washed in cold water. We are advised to avoid the use of detergents. If soap is necessary, try a gentle dish soap or other product intended for delicate textiles. Test on the back or inconspicuous location to be sure it does not affect the dyes. Blot and let air dry.
If necessary, iron at lowest (nylon/acrylic) setting on the back-side with a steam iron using an ironing cloth between the embroidery and the iron.
We carefully test-washed a piece with dish soap with good results, but we are not liable for damage caused by washing. Our best advice is to wash only if necessary and then to proceed with care.