Maria Baumann is the daughter of another one of Chandler House’s celebrated contributors, Manina Baumann. For many glorious years, Manina has imported hand-embroidered silk and cotton textiles from far away Uzbekistan, known as suzanis. Mirroring the colour and intricacy of these large-scale textiles, Maria’s fine art prints weave their own layered story. With a hand guided by nuance and gestural detail, each work reads as an African fable; richly-detailed tales that celebrate the myriad local flora and fauna. Maria’s works were featured in her solo 2020 exhibition at the Voorkamer Gallery, titled Tree Dreams.