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Tanzanian woman teaching me to sew in the market

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Title: Tanzanian woman teaching me to sew in the market
Author(s): Antalis, Erin
Abstract: This image was taken in Arusha, Tanzania during a research project focusing on reproductive health in Tanzania in the summer of 2008. The woman pictured is making tote bags using colorful local fabrics called kangas. Her business is a result of a loan from a microfinance project in the region. She is showing me the skills she learned by teaching me to make my own tote bag. I love this picture because the vivid colors convey the hustle and bustle of the women of the sokoni or marketplace.
Issue Date: 2009
Type: Image
Description: Entry in 2009 in The Image of Research, a competition for students in graduate or professional degree programs at UIC, sponsored by UIC's Graduate College and the University Library. Images of award recipients and honorable mention images on exhibition in the Richard J. Daley Library and the Library of the Health Sciences, April 16-May 12, 2009.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10027/7070
Date Available in INDIGO: 2010-09-01
 

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