In creating this yardage of St. Mother Josephine Bakhita, I focused on several iconic images of her for both inspiration and historical accuracy. Her face, long and narrow, is captured with a hint of the calm smile she carried with her. On her head is her iconic wrap, immediately identifying this amazing woman. In great detail hangs, around her neck, a gold necklace of Our Lady of Sorrows (the doll you purchase has OLS perfectly drawn in detail).
This same necklace medallion appears throughout the yardage, and serves a dual purpose. At first glance, it looks as if she is surrounded by gold coins…the same coins that were used to buy and sell her into slavery. Yet, upon closer inspection, you’ll see the gold medallions are not coins but the image of Our Lady of Sorrows, the same representation that St. Josephine Bakhita wore around her neck as a symbol of her faith. That she chose Our Lady of Sorrows is not lost on me…what a meaningful depiction of Our Mother to honor!
Many of the images of St. Josephine Bakhita show her with chains around her…in creating this fabric, I didn’t want to focus to be on her enslaved years but on her faith. However, as mentioned in the representations of the coins, it is 100% a part of her and I wanted to include it in a different way. The background of the print has horizontal and vertical metal bars, semi-transparent, that give an almost caged feel to the image…reminding us of the brutality of her early years.
This gorgeous design comes printed on 100% cotton. Select yardage at checkout. Please allow up to 12 days for shipping. As always, shipping is FREE to the lower 48 states. If outside the lower 48 states in USA, please contact me prior to purchase for shipping estimate. *Please note that I purposely blurs the images displayed on your screen to protect copyrights. The images on the printed fabric are crisp and clear.
– fat quarter: 21″ x 18″
– by the yard: 42″ wide