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Dungamanzi Stirring Waters: Tsonga and Shangaan Art from Southern Africa

Leibhammer, Nessa [editor]

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ISBN 10: 1868144496 / ISBN 13: 9781868144495
Published by Witwatersrand University Press, 2007
Used Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Title: Dungamanzi Stirring Waters: Tsonga and ...

Publisher: Witwatersrand University Press

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Dunga Manzi / Stirring Waters features Tsonga and Shangaan art, culture and heritage, and accompanies an exhibition of the same name at the Johannesburg Art Gallery. It tracks the history of these cultural groups through essays and a wealth of images of material culture and art. Divided into four sections, the catalogue first highlights the histories of the Tsonga and Shangaan, including a personal narrative of the Makhubele family. The second section explores the magnificent beading tradition and the third, the complex legacy of woodcarving from the late 19th century to contemporary times. The historical trajectory as well as the spectacular attire and equipment of sangomas, also known as traditional healers and diviners, form the subject of the fourth and last section. This full-color book showcases some of South Africa’s most treasured heritage, aiming to make readers aware of the high degree of artistic skill that exists in South Africa today—as it did in the past.

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Nessa Leibhammer is the curator of traditional southern African art at the Johannesburg Art Gallery.

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