The definitive guide to contemporary Zulu basket weaving. Long overlooked, Zulu Basketry is the first comprehensive pictorial record of a craft form that has endured political change in education and empowered basket weavers with a sustainable means of making a living.
Zulu Basketry focuses on contemporary basketweaving from the Hlabisa area of Kwa-Zulu Natal where some of the best work is produced. Master weavers from this area – like the late Reuben Ndwandwe and Beauty Ngxongo – are represented in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum, New York, and in private collections world-wide.
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about the author - Jannie van Heerden