The story behind

Chased by a leopard, the green monkey turns toward the predator with a worried look on its face. In Zulu culture, the former symbolizes royalty, the latter wit and humor. Immense sugarbushes, national flowers of South Africa, encircle the two protagonists of this scene. 
On this hand-embroidered piece, glass beads and silk and cotton threads bring to life the animals' dance and embellish the exotic flora.