This is a 20″ x 24″ oil on canvas painted in 1988 when we were living in Paris. Our younger daughter was enrolled in a French public school and they put her in with a group of immigrants until her knowledge of the French language was adequate to go into the regular grade for her age. The class was called the Clin and there were many people from North and West Africa in her class. The mothers would come to pick up their children at the end of the school day. Many of the women were dressed in this beautiful attire. Babies would be tied to their backs.