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“You may say that art is in our blood”.. George Bope, commenting about the Kuba people, 2002.

After 1994, when South Africa opened up to the rest of the continent, rich cargoes of raffia cloth were conveyed in battered portmanteaux from war torn Congo to Johannesburg flea markets for sale. Here, these beautiful black, cream and ochre coloured fabrics were unpacked and displayed for the appreciation of local clientele.

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