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 basket weaving from the Hlabisa area of KwaZulu 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.
- historical overview
- basketry method and technique
- basket weaver profiles
- telephone wire basketry
- sources and suppliers
Jannie van Heerden