Chifundo Chibaka – Cows, People and the Environment

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Artist Statement: ‘When I visited the Phazi fortnightly cow market, I was amazed with the number of cows individual farmers owned. I was able to appreciate first hand why cows are revered as a sign of wealth in their respective communities and the role they play in their everyday lives. Farmers keep cattle as flexible assets that are sold to meet their needs from time to time. These include college tuition, land purchases, farm inputs purchases, or dowry payments.’