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 is worth comparing this image with Ismael Mulera's Father & Child: Christ appears in the arms of both Mary and Joseph. The 'stippled' finish is characteristic of the artist.
Artist: Ismael Mulera
Title: Mother & Child
Themes: Christ - Child, Church Furniture, Mother & Child, Our Lady, Women, Work