Beautiful African woman portrait.  Traditional Shweshee fabric collage in painting
Beautiful African woman portrait.  Traditional Shweshee fabric collage in painting
Beautiful African woman portrait.  Traditional Shweshee fabric collage in painting
Beautiful African woman portrait.  Traditional Shweshee fabric collage in painting
Beautiful African woman portrait.  Traditional Shweshee fabric collage in painting
Beautiful African woman portrait.  Traditional Shweshee fabric collage in painting
Beautiful African woman portrait.  Traditional Shweshee fabric collage in painting
Beautiful African woman portrait.  Traditional Shweshee fabric collage in painting

Idlozi loMndau ka mNguni

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My work is only inspired by local scenes from Soweto, South Africa, which has a rich history of migrant labour. I use a lot of colour because I believe colour is like a spice of life.

 

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Technique Dimensions
Shweshwe fabric collage and acrylic on canvas 47'' H, 31’’ W
Framing From
Gallery Wrap Soweto, South Africa

Umguni ka Mndau waBalozi no Mdiki, when early European missionaries first landed in Cape colony in the 1700s, Christianity was the first tool used to colonise the natives without warfare.

When the Witchcraft Suppression Act was passed by the NP apartheid regime in 1957, it prohibited Izangoma, Traditional doctors & Spiritual Healers alike. It accused voodoo & witchcraft, it was a crime to practice ubungoma so Bantu people stopped practicing & adopted a new Christian religion introduced by the missionaries. They changed their names into Biblical, stopped wearing animal skins, beadwork, body scarification, as way of being accepted in missionary schools, workplaces & churches.

Certain colours, patterns, plants & animals are a form of reincarnation carrying spirits of ancestry lineage, thokoza ingwe yamabala okhehla no 'gogo.

By Splash Motong

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