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Petrol Queue

Petrol Queue
Harare Patchwork and Quilting Guild
Harare, Zimbabwe
2005
14 1/4" x 102"
Cotton
MSU Museum Accession 2008:168.3
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved by MSU Museum

A way of life for eveyone living in Zimbabwe is queuing -- for petrol, milk, bread, banking, transport -- the list is endless. This quilt shows a petrol queue and the good nature shown by people in the queue. Depending on the availablity of fuel folk may queue for a few days.




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