Tori spent a dozen years of her life living in Nigeria. She moved to the United States to attend college. Since then, she has had the opportunity to go back to Nigeria to visit family on a handful of occasions. Several years ago, on one trip, she commissioned a local artist to make this painting. She specifically requested that it include representations of calabashes, or gourds, which the artist included, and embellished to represent the seven largest rivers in Africa. Tori is very proud of this work, and has several decorative calabashes, as well as other items from Nigeria, displayed in her home.