African basketry: grassroots art from southern Africa
This comprehensive book documents the orgiins, historical context, usage, and raw materials utilized in the crafting of different types of basketry in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, southern Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe, as well as in the mid-Zambezi area of western Zambia, and part of SE Angola.
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Beauty form and function
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Angola bangles bark twine basket makers basketry beads beer basket beer strainers Berchemia discolor Botswana Brachystegia carrying baskets coiled baskets colour Combretum Combretum zeyheri root commercial market construction craft crops culms cultural Cyperus decorative Etsha example fish floodplain grain granaries grass harvest herders Himba Hyphaene Hyphaene coriacea Hyphaene palm Hyphaene petersiana Indigofera isiZulu Juncus kraussii Kavango KwaZulu-Natal Lozi mat rush materials Mbukushu Mbunda millet Mozambique Museum Namibia Ndebele Ngamiland north-central Namibia Okavango Delta Owambo palm fibre palm leaves pattern Phragmites plaited plant fibres plastic pots production reeds ritual River savanna sedge seeds sewn Shaw simple oversewing sleeping mats sorghum Sotho South Africa southern Africa species stems stitch strands strips Swazi technique telephone wire Tembe-Thonga Tonga baskets traditional trees twilled valve baskets warp weavers weft western Zambia winnowing baskets wire basket withies women woven wrapped Zambezi Zambia Zimbabwe Zulu ZULU PROVERB