Today I received five pieces of hooking from Matangwe, Kenya. Those of you who follow this blog know that I spent my February in Matangwe from 2012 until 2015 teaching the women to hook rugs. I knew that the women with whom I had worked had the skills to make great rugs and I hoped that they would continue to produce high quality pieces of work on their own. Their lives are not easy and they have much work to take up their time. So I was delighted to receive a few pieces today and I hope that the women will continue to hook so that other volunteers will bring more pieces back. Every piece sold in the gallery last year and there will be much interest in these new pieces.
The colours and designs are wonderful, evoking the Kenyan countryside.