Culture & Art from Central Africa

Ismael Mulera

Ismael Mulera – Father & Son

Malawi – Dedza District – Mua Parish   This is the companion piece to Ismael Mulera‚Äôs Mother & Child and stands at the front of the church on the side where the men sit. The staff imparts to Joseph a commanding presence. This is an unusual depiction. The work is designed expressly to encourage the…

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Ismael Mulera – Mother & Child

Malawi – Dedza Diocese – Mua Parish – Parish Church   It is appropriate that an image of Mother & Child should stand at the front of the church on the side where the women sit. At Mary’s feet rests a mtondo: the mortar for pounding maize, which represents the life of the household. It…

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