This lovely garden scene by Alice Uyung-rwoth depicts a hummingbird and butterflies among an array of flowers. The embroidery is displayed on a large carrier that is suitable for a variety of uses--bookbag, computer bag, overnight bag, or simple tote. The 18" x 16" black denim bag has a big front zippered pocket, large enough to hold a laptop, documents, or computer accessories. The main compartment, lined with pastel batik print, can accommodate books or shopping/travel items. Inside, on a cord, is a change purse.
Alice lives in Goli, a small village in the district of Nebbi in northwest Uganda. Nebbi borders Lake Albert to the south, the River Nile to the east and the Congo to the west. Living in a mud hut with a thatched roof, Alice's life focuses on caring for her family and her crops. She will use the funds she receives from her needlework to provide education for her children; medical support for herself and her family; seeds or fertilizer for her crops; and repairs to her home.