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Past Exhibitions

The Cultural Heritage of South Africa

(from the Žarko Tarić African Village Collection)

September 11th. 2009. - November 16th. 2009.

The Cultural Heritage of South Africa

About the exhibition

The rich cultural heritage of the peoples of South Africa, conveyed through arts and crafts, is composed of two parts: a selection of South African drums and costumes with elaborate beaded accoutrement. The Zulu, Xosa and Ndbele peoples are renowned for their beadwork, as well as the masterful technique of beaded embroidery which is incorporated unto other materials such as textiles, wool and leather. Besides traditionally used materials, the African market is abundant in printed industrial textiles that convey various patterns of different origin.