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Djenne Mystere Rose Large Art : Zainab Sumu Primitive Modern

Djenne Mystere Rose Large Art

Strolling through the market outside the Great Mosque of Djenné, Zainab is surrounded by all the noises, scents, and colors….

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    Djenne Mystere Rose Large Art : Zainab Sumu Primitive Modern

    Djenne Mystere Rose Large Art

    An abstract design inspired by the elongated ceilings, cone shaped minarets, and palm branches of the Great Mosque of Djenné.

    The Mystere print takes its colors from the fresh produce, earth tones of ceramics, and the colorful beads all on display at the weekly outdoor market. A soft palette of blue, grey, green, rose, and orange provide a perfect balance of hues.

    Silk: 54" x 54"
    80% modal, 20% silk
    Hand-finished edge

    Cashmere: 54" x 79.5"
    90% modal, 10% cashmere
    Raw edge


    Dry clean


    There’s so much going on that it’s hard to decide what to focus on.

    Voices speak loudly over one another as customers haggle with vendors and friends catch up with one another.

    The raw smell of cattle blends and the fresh earthiness of the vegetable and ripe fruits blend in a cacophony of scents.

    My eyes continue to wander when my attention is captured by someone up ahead.

    She is outfitted in a patterned dress of bold red, golden yellow, deep blue and crisp white. Her head covering has more pattern in blue, yellow, and orange. Mixing patterns-- she’s speaking my language. And adorning her ears are the largest pair of red and gold hoops I’ve ever seen.

    Her name is Binta.

    Inspecting my textile designs, she models a few of them and graciously allows me to photograph her. And then she continues on her way.

    I’m filled with an uplifting rush of energy at the welcome I’ve received from the community. It’s a blissful feeling, that sense of belonging and being present in all the activity.

    A close-up of the Mystere Mud painting, with the interior of the Great Mosque of Djenné in abstract.
    Bringing the Mystere Mud painting to life from pencil sketches to watercolor details.