Hollis Chatelain
Quilter, USA

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Traditional houses in the Sahel region of West Africa are built with adobe. This quilt represents a mosque I saw in San, a village in northern Mali. It is a typical example of the beautiful mosques that are found throughout this area. Mosques are often built in the center of the villages and become a gathering place for all kinds of activities. Once or twice a week, local butchers will sell meat in front of the mosque.


Dimension: 80" X 60"

Technique: hand-dye-painted fabric, machine-quilted

Material: 100% cotton fabric, Cotton Classic batting

these pages submitted to africancraft.com by Hollis Chatelain,
Jul. 2002 -- last updated, Jul. 2002