The Village Wall Hanging

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This beautifully detailed artwork was inspired by the townspeople of Maroantsetra, which is the home of the artisans who crafted this piece.  An inventive collaging technique is used to illustrate the daily activities of residents in a bustling close-knit community, and the important role that interconnection and relationships play in everyday life. 

The artwork is formed by connecting the collaged townspeople using a gridwork of twisted raffia, giving this piece a truly unique look that's sure to captivate you with its exquisite detail.  It is hand-crafted from Madagascar cocoon silk and raffia. 

Each piece of this limited edition work is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece and made as part of a month-long collaboration of the SEPALIM artisan team. It is a true visual depiction of the intrinsic value, comfort, and significance of community. 

This work of art is sustainably sourced and completely handmade by our artisan group SEPALIM, a poverty alleviation organization in northeastern Madagascar.  SEPALIM invests in local leadership and community led initiatives, and works to link artisans and farmers to global markets.  100% of the profits from Tanana are returned to our team in Madagascar.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Beautiful piece of art

I purchased the Chameleon for my grandson's bedroom. It is beautiful! The colors are vibrant and it is perfect! I love the story behind the silk, its origin, the people who created it and the animal it represents.It is going to inspire great conversation as he gets older.

Yvonne Miles
Exquisite piece of Art

I bought this as a gift, but as each day that passes, I'm growing so attached, thinking of keeping it for myself, and placing another order! I'm bad!

Blue Moon

Have this hanging in our entryway. Everyone loves it!

Amelia Thrall
Ideal Zoom backdrop

Seeing this behind me while on camera is calming. There's something biophilic in seeing the textures of the individual cocoons, and I love the colors.

Caroline Kenney
Good house wall hanging aptly named

I bought the wall hanging a few months ago. The photos do not do it justice. It’s a charming art piece, beautifully constructed. I could not be happier.