Mama Vao Vao: Sakalava Women Sew Tapestries of Hope

Rebe McReynolds

September 28, 2017Adoany, Madagascar

I’ve recently left my upstairs art studio to find a new one outside among my Sakalava neighbors. The women around me are artisans creating curtains and tablecloths using traditional sewing techniques passed down from their grandmothers. This local skill has helped to support them for generations, but the truth is that the skill is beginning to fade away ...

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