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Art Quilt - Wodaabee Courtship- Portraits

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cottons, batiks, wool, beads
  • Favorited by: 12 people
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Description

In a colorful courtship dance of rotating concentric circles, eligible young men of the Wodaabee with their painted faces and embellished hair seek the attention of the more reserved single ladies of neighboring Fulani tribes. A quick romantic gesture, perhaps a wink and a returned smile, seals the engagement between the flirtatious couple. Their nomadic way of life is illustrated in the muted appliqued landscape behind them.

The traditional half square triangle blocks in the background are quilted with Adinkra symbols representing harmony, cooperation and beauty. Embellishment techniques include applique, hand -embroidery, paint and lots of bead work. The hair was created with raw wool roving.

Inspired by an article and photography by Carol Beckwith
in a 1983 National Georgraphic cover story.

Awarded: Honorable Mention Ribbon - Mixed Technique
Arizona Quilters Guild 2010

Ready to hand with a 4" sleeve.

Created in a pet-free and fragrance-free studio

22" wide by 30" high

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  • Reviewed by Patricia A Henry
    5 out of 5 stars
    Sep 9, 2018
    Repeat customer because (1) this is a great seller to purchase from. Very honest about her products and very VERY nice to do business with. Just a great person (2) her quilts/wall hangings are A plus in creativity and craftsmanship. Always uses good quality material. Her pieces are unique which makes them even more special to own. Just A plus from start to finish with this seller. Great communication too!
    Packaged very well so stays safe during shipping which is always fast. Very VERY highly recommend this seller and her quilts/wall hangings/artwork because their designs are beautiful and the quality is always exceptionally good.
    Repeat customer because (1) this is a great seller to purchase from. Very honest about her products and very VERY nice to do business with. Just a great person (2) her quilts/wall hangings are A plus in creativity and craftsmanship. Always uses good quality material. Her pieces are unique which makes them even more special to own. Just A plus from start to finish with this seller. Great communication too!
    Packaged very well so stays safe during shipping which is always fast. Very VERY highly recommend this seller and her quilts/wall hangings/artwork because their designs are...
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    5 out of 5 stars
    May 5, 2018
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  • Reviewed by Patricia A Henry
    5 out of 5 stars
    Mar 14, 2018
    Repeat customer. Wall hanging is stunning beautiful, well crafted, and quality material. Packaged very well so stayed safe during shipping. Very nice buyer to purchase from. Highly recommend
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Your original art quilt can be shipped to you in three to five working days after payment is received. I will wrap it in tissue and , place it in a plastic bag, and then a padded box for extra protection. I will be more that happy to insure it's arrival to you for an additional charge.

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