Fabric is an essential part of life in West Africa; people wear colorful fabrics not only as a fashion statement, but also as a way to express their views. These 20 exquisite drawings show scenes from daily life—spending time with family, kids pounding millet as part of their daily chores, and even the process of checking bee hives! Each scene includes a textile backdrop featuring the cloth of West Africa. These fabrics are part of Hollis Chatelain's personal collection from her twelve years in Africa.
Fabric artist Hollis Chatelain's dye-painted scenes of multicultural life convey the stories of women, children, and the environment. Her art can be found in public and private collections throughout the world.