Tiwonge Kafera

Landscape of Malawi

My name is Tiwonge. I am from Malawi and I left on July 3rd, 2016 to come to the United States. I brought chitenje (cloth) and sculptures to the United States.

A chitenje is a cloth that you wrap over your clothes. It is made of cotton and we also use it to carry babies on our back. Sometimes we use it as a mat to lay on. Sculptures are made of wood. These are important to my identity because it identifies my culture and how we dress up.

The painting is the landscape of my country (Malawi). I remember I used to hang out with my friends playing chitelera, we always sit under the tree watching some people fishing.

We always sit under the tree during lunch time also we ate and after that we played hide and seek.