The Basket Makers of Axoum, Ethiopia
2013, 74″ W x 52″ H
Artisans in northern Ethiopia create brilliantly colored baskets in an amazing variety of sizes and shapes.
Technique: Using a fabric collage technique with tulle overlay and free-motion quilting, I selected batiks and bright Guatemalan fabrics to bring the scene to life. Faces are drawn with Caran d’Ache watercolor pencils and permanent ink markers. The Border includes traditionally-pieced African fabrics and is hand beaded.