The Humble Mother of Africa

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The Humble Mother of Africa

This is the embodiment of the values that are taught to all African women in Africa.

The woman is showing humility and respect by kneeling and wearing a head scarf around her head. She kneels as she serves food to her in-laws, as this shows her respect for them. The head scarf conveys the same message too.

She carries her baby on her back and a long towel is used to strap the baby on her back. This creates a strong bond between mother and child. By having the child strapped to her back, this leaves the mother's hands free to do other chores.

On her head, she carries a clay pot. Clay pots can carry water and food, symbolizing the African mother's duty is to prepare food for her family.

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