A one of a kind home decoration, this handmade linen tea towel features the work Baptism on Cane River by notable Louisiana folk artist Clementine Hunter. Hung on the wall or framed, it’s a perfect piece to display in any home.
Another in the series of Clementine Hunter home collectibles, the Baptism on Cane River Linen Hand Towel depicts on of her most notable works. This delicate tea towel is made with 100% linen and edged with a simple lace border. The gorgeous painting is set beautifully on this piece and highlights the unique artist technique of this famed Louisiana folk artist. Clementine Hunter was born into a Louisiana Creole family outside of Natchitoches Parish. She spent her life on plantations, first as a laborer and then as a painter.
She was the first African American to have a solo exhibit at the New Orlean. Her work is known for portraying realistic depictions of Southern life. It is not only praised for its beauty and technique, but is notable for its historical significance. Her work is more than just a paintings of everyday life, they are a view into a time now past.
Baptism on Cane River was recently cited by Oprah as one of her favorite paintings. A long time collector of Hunter’s work, Oprah has praised the artist for her vibrant paintings depicting life on Melrose plantation. The Baptism on Cane River beautifully captures the community tradition of baptizing new church members in the Cane River. The painting is joyous and bright, and a captures the excitement of this important event. This tea towel is a perfect way to start your Clementine Hunter collection. It also makes a great gift for anyone interested in the culture and history of Southern Louisiana or a lover of folk art.