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0232 - C8-8 ZA
Mopani Worms
Lenny Motsoko (embroidered by)
Ester Makgato (embroidered by)
Sina Matikitela (embroidered by)
Selina Phukela (embroidered by)
Paulina Makobela (embroidered by)
Elbé Coetsee (managed by)
Mogalakwena Craft Art Development Foundation [MCADF]; Mogalakwena, RSA
Edition: Unique
Notes: Fabric book with tapestry illustrations of embroidery cotton, beads and text. "There are many mopane worms at Mesina Farm. When they finished mopane leaves they go to another one. The people who stay near that farm, they going to catch the mopane worms. Funekas Family they also go to catch with others. Now everybody she sitting with their worms to cleaning. Funekas child she clean, but she afraid. Funeka cooking mopane worms for her parents. She bring everything near her to pour in the worms". During 2000 Mogalakwena Craft Art commenced with a research project on the documentation of Northern Sotho (Bapedi, Bahananwa, Batlokwa and Babirwa) culture in the Blouberg area of Limpopo Province, South Africa. As a result of the low levels of functional literacy, orality is translated into images that are hand drawn on cloth and then hand embroidered. A selection these hand embroidered panels is hand-bound into books. This book on Masotsa forms part of the research project. Researchers from the University of Pretoria, the South African Museum (Cape Town), University of Bath (UK), Humboldt Institute (Berlin, Germany) are involved in this project.

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