Monday, April 26, 2010

African Basketry

African Basketry: by Anthony B. Cunningham and M. Elizabeth Terry, is a unique contribution to Southern African art and culture. The book features different types and use of basketry from Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, southern Mozambique, Namibia, western Zambia and Zimbabwe, with detailed information on historical perspectives, weaving techniques, construction methods, designs, styles and raw materials used in basket making.
It represents the finesr blend of indigenous culture, environment and technology. The basketry items reflect the lifestyles of the hunter-gatherers, pastoralists, fishing communities and agriculturalists that made and used them. The book can be found at HOORc's Library

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