Beaded Porcupine from Capetown

Indigo Arts' Philadelphia gallery space will be closed during the month of April as I move upstairs to a new space on the fourth floor of the Crane Building.  I hope to be up and running again in May, on a "by appointment or by chance" basis.  Meanwhile, the Indigo Arts online gallery will be operating as usual, though shipments may be delayed a bit.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions in the mean time.

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Tony

Beaded Porcupine from Capetown
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Beaded Porcupine from Capetown
Beaded Porcupine from Capetown
Beaded Porcupine from Capetown
SKU: CPD-54

By Bondisiwe Magoola - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(8" h. x 9" w. x 19 1/2" 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.

$195
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