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Paintings like these are a staple in curio shops and markets, cloth paintings depicting everyday lives and tenets of faceless traditional Africans for anyone who would want to have them. They are produced in bulk and sold at an affordable rate, a cheap and convenient way to carry a touch of Africa home with you. The Cloth used is special, though there have merged cheaper alternatives where very thin cloth is hardened using a thick oil base…this ofcourse leads to the painting cracking and is not advisable

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