Embroidery made in a Red Cross hospital in Africa

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This panel showing six separate scenes, joined together to form a bigger picture, depicts the daily activities of a small village in Africa. Reputedly made through therapeutic workshops in a Red Cross hospital in Africa, it is evidence of ‘art therapy’: a way of using art and creativity to inspire well-being and health among patients.

Though its origin has been lost to us, the simplicity of the embroidery shows a humble life in this village, an image that can still be observed in many parts of the continent.

Audio recording by Jose Maria Rodriguez Alcantara (Volunteer), Edinburgh.
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British Red Cross Society. Suffolk Branch. Woodbridge Centre
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