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Zulu Basketry

Zulu Basketry

Author: Jannie van Heerden

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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
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Jannie van Heerden

Jannie van Heerden holds a Masters degree in Fine Art and a diploma in Education from Rhodes University. Jannie recently retired as Deputy Chief Education Specialist in the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education in charge of Visual Arts and Design education in KwaZulu-Natal, and has spent 16 years documenting basketweavers in the field.