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Short articles on African Art and tips for enthusiasts

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September 2017

MEAT PLATTERS, ZULU, SOUTH AFRICA

 

Meat- quickly seared and crisped on the edges, may be a culinary anathema to the European palette, but it is beloved by most in Africa.

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Nguni spoons, spoon holders, snuff spoons & containers

 

Savouring culinary delights normally comes with an understanding of the complex etiquette required, but these notes deal specifically with the utensils involved.

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BLANKETS – ART OF THE BASOTHO

 

corncob design Aranda blanket

Kobo ke bophelo- the blanket is life.

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BEERPOT COVERS OR MBENGE, ZULU PEOPLE. S. AFRICA

 

Beer pot covers, Zulu people. S.A.

 

An amusing name termed  “flies in the milk “ describes the Nguni cattle hide that is predominantly white with black specs. But flies in milk or beer, are no laughing matter.

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AMAMFENGU BEADWORK, EASTERN CAPE. S.A.

 

 

loveletter, (4 x 5cm)

 

Arguably, of all Southern African bead work, the artistry of the Fingo people of the Eastern Cape is the most beautiful.

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