Artist Profiles

Artist:

Evah Mudenda

Region:

Africa

Country:

Zimbabwe

Media/General:

Basketry

Medium of Work:

Ilala palm baskets

Year(s) Attended:

Arlington: 2018
Santa Fe: 2016, 2017

About:

Evah’s ilala palm baskets are used for serving fruit and gathering eggs, as well as for decorative purposes. They are given as a traditional wedding gift, due to their fine beauty and practical uses. The designs used date back to the period of the Great Zimbabwe, the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe, where the Nambya tribe originated.