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wall hanging depicting village life
  • Pope-Ellis School of Weaving
  • wall hanging depicting village life, 1930–1965
  • Where object was made: Pietermaritzburg, Union of South Africa (present-day South Africa)
  • wool yarn, string, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 126 x 71.5 cm height includes fringe
    Object Height/Width: 49 5/8 x 28 1/8 in height in cludes fringe
  • Gift of Anne Hart
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6616

The rectangular wall hanging has a white field and a green wavy line at the top with grey and brown that suggests a distant landscape. There is a light brown path and four palm trees with dark brown trunks and green leaves. Below that there is a pink hut with a light brown roof. There is blue water with women doing laundry and children playing and another green wavy line suggests a landscape. There is a woman with a baby on her back, three figures with sticks or tools, and another figure with a bag on its back. There is a green tree with red leaves, a green cactus-like plant, and another tree with red. There are two blue birds. The bottom has a brown tree with green leaves, two figures with sticks on their heads (one also has a baby on her back) and a figure with a stick or tool. There is dark brown hut with a light brown roof in the lower facing right corner.

There is white string fringe on the top and bottom.