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Cheias Nascimento da Rosita (Flood- Birth of Rosita)

Dino (Cabordino Mustafa Jetha) - Mozambique
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Dino (Cabordino Mustafa Jetha) - Mozambique
Dino (Cabordino Mustafa Jetha) - Mozambique
Dino (Cabordino Mustafa Jetha) - Mozambique
Dino (Cabordino Mustafa Jetha) - Mozambique
Sophia Tedro proudly displays her newborn baby Rositha in the Shibuto hospital 200 kms north of the capital Maputo. Sophia and her baby made headlines after she gave birth to Rositha while she was trapped in a tree and both were rescued by helicopter. Courtesy of Guardian UK, March, 2000. Photo: AP
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c. 2008,2014
Carved wood sculpture, painted.
(9 1/2" h. x 9 1/2" w. x 9" d.).
Exact design may vary.

In March 2019 this piece is being offered for bids for the benefit of flood relief in Mozambique, Malawi and Mozambique.  See here.

See story below:

This sculpture is based on a true story which took place during Mozambique's terrible floods of March, 2000.  Much of the country was completely flooded, driving people to take refuge on rooftops and in trees.  Sophia Tedro gave birth to her daughter Rosita while she was taking refuge in a tree.  She and Rosita were rescued from the tree by a helicopter.   The story was published around the world, and has now entered into Mozambican folklore.  See accompanying photos from the Guardian, UK.

 

SKU: DNO-0903
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