South Africa's Motto: !ke e: ǀxarra ǁke (ǀXam)“Unity In Diversity” (literally “Diverse People Unite”) (Wikipedia, the free encycleopedia)
Some of you may remember a commenter this past summer who went by the name of "Molly's Dad" and posted a picture of his little cherub as his avatar. Well, he is now "Molly and Cory's dad" since his wife recently gave birth to a beautiful little boy.
Before he got busy being everyone's dad, he evidently found some time to travel to South Africa. I don't know what I did to deserve this, but he gifted me with a large wax batik of what appears to be women dancing. They look like they are celebrating, and I'm going to push that image way further than it was likely meant to be pushed. I'm going to pretend that they are celebrating their curves. That they love the soft fleshiness of being women. And that they'd like to teach us a thing or two about how to embrace our own curves.
The artwork is absolutely stunning. And even though I put the piece through the wash, just to make sure nothing horrible would happen after you purchase it and need to launder it (and nothing horrible happened at all...)... the piece still has a distinctly waxy feel to it.
Soft, soft chocolate brown body.
Bag measures 13 by 16 inches. It would work well for anyone carrying a binder, a laptop, enough stuff for two babies, some books, or just a wallet really full of money.
i SO love your idea for AFRICA wednesdays!!! this bag is amazing, makes me kinda teary!!!
i bid $55
Beautiful bag, I bid $60! MK
Woo hoo I see a bidding war today! Hope that doesn't sound like I am gleeful about a war, but that is one stunning bag! I bid $60 Carol
OK, a little slow here ( must be the frosty morning) $65 Carol
Ya'll sure put up a fight for a pretty bag. And Joyce, I love the Africa Wednesdays too! I'll go for $68. :)
Very VERY nice...
I just cannot resist the bags on Wednesdays! Although, I do hope some of my adoption peeps get them, too (read: I won't bid against you if you want this one, Esther).
I really do love this bag, actually I love almost any African motif bag. Of course they always go over my limit - which is wonderful for Darfur - but just maybe, one day, all of you other bidders will be in bed with the flu..........MK
hehehe thanks for thinking of me shauna, but no worries though - it's fair game :)
Lee ( formerly Molly's Dad )
What a gorgeous bag. It's so nice to see it put to such great use as only you could do.
I do have a picture of the market it was made in if the winning bid wishes.
What the Heck. I'll bid $ 75.00
Love this bag, the name and sentiment behind it...and with my second adoption in progress need one large enough for 2 babies! I will bid $85.
good day on the blogspot. New blood. I smell new blood.... yum, yum. (what I meant to say was "Hi Jeanie! Welcome here!)
Thanks all, for all the encouraaging words today. That batik is marvelous, is it not? Thanks again, lee. And YES! a picture of the marketplace, please. I just may be using this excitement as a stimulant to rush back to the leftover batik to make some more Africa Wednesday pieces. A marketplace pic would sure round it out nicely!
more new blood...
am i too late? i don't know my time zones.
i bid $88.
woooot! Nope, you are good. we are at 6:30 here, so there is still one and a half hours left to this game.
Molly says to try $ 90.00
If I'm not too late, I'll go $100.
we've got 48 minutes to go.... what does Molly say?
Or you? Or ye?
(sorry, I'll try to stop now.)
I really want to do it, but I am going to share - as I already have two Africa bags.
I am hoping another bit of this fabric will appear on another Wednesday!
wow! bit of a nail-biter, this one. So many little birds coming out of the closet. I love that.
Congrats to Brenda Schmidt!
my address: firstname.lastname@example.org
we can figure out shipping.
Tell me where you are.
Excellent! This will be my second bag from here. The first was the beautiful bird bag you made, a gift from Ariel. I will email you right away.
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