I received a shipment of wall hangings from KwaZulu Natal just before Christmas. This one is made by Sheila Msimbi and depicts a Grandmother with many grandchildren to look after: they're jumping, climbing and hiding from her. This small tapestry illustrates exactly why the Grandmother-to-Grandmothers Campaign was founded: to support these un-sung heros who care for the millions of HIV/AIDS orphans. While the bright colors and folk art deisgn of this tapesty is joyful, the truth is that Grandmothers are truly overwhelmed by poverty, ill health and so many mouths to feed.
Granny's Overwhelmed 12" x 14.5" Hand embroidery, appliqué, cotton.
Sheila supports 12 people with her stitchery.