Beaded "Angel" Doll from Capetown

Beaded "Angel" Doll from Capetown
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Beaded "Angel" Doll from Capetown
SKU: CPD-78

By Phatiswe Ncopayi - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(6 1/2" h. x 4 1/2" w. x 1 1/4" d.)

Artist Mathapelo Ngaka in Santa Fe, July 2006.

The 180 women currently participating in the project are producing a variety of one-of-a-kind dolls and bags. In designing and creating these artworks, the women draw on and renew the rich artistic traditions of their several ethnic groups - Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele, Sotho and others. In thse works the bead artists of the Cape townships are creating a new, often humorous and sometimes quite startling synthesis of folk traditions.

$36