Stuart and the Mekonde Woodcarvers
At 42 years of age, Suart Hussein Madiva has been carving wood for most of his life. He was born in Muidumbe, and is one of the famous Mekonde carvers from northern Mozambique and southern Tanzania. In 1987 Stuart began studying wood carving at the Begamoyo Sculpture School in Tanzania, and a few years later was also one of their teachers. He lives close to Malucu Marruma with his wife and their four children - Monica, 25; Sofia, 14; Robinsson, 12; and Elisabeth, 6.