Beaded Buck
Beaded Buck
Beaded Buck

By Thozama Mvitiyo - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(7" h. x 2 1/4" w. x 7" l.)

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.

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