Browsing Category Beadwork

110 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Stellenbosch, 2012. R550
Published on the occasion of the travelling exhibition of tapestries woven from re-cycled, handspun newspaper, entitled "Altered Yarns", which opened at Spier, Stellenbosch, in 2012.

Foreword by Jeanetta Blignaut.

Includes a short essay, "Seductive Surfaces", by Jacki McInnes.

The book also includes some of Tamlin Blake's earlier works which she made out of glass seed beads.

Tamlin Blake was born in 1974 in Johannesburg. She lives and works in Riebeek West.
202 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Dar es Salaam, 2008. R675
Introduction by Marion Arnold.

Contributions include "Swahili Culture and Art between Africa and the Indian Ocean" by Abdul Sheriff,
"Mimi Kama Kanga, Nafa Na Uzuri Wangu (I am lika a 'Kanga' cloth, I die in all my beauty)" by Farouque Abdela,
"Costume Design in Tanzania: a historical perspective and its implications for contemporary design practice" by Ndesumbuka Lamtane Merinyo,
"Gourd Vessels: women's personal objects" by Rose Mwanja, and
"The Challenges and Successes of Women Artists in Uganda" by Margaret Nagawa.

Marion Arnold taught art history in South African universities. She is the author of "Irma Stern, a feast for the eye" (1995), "Women and Art in South Africa" (1996), editor of "South African Botanical Art, peeling back the petals" (2001) and editor with Branda Schmamann of "Between Union and Liberation, women artists in South Africa 1910-1994" (2005). She now lives and teaches in Britain.
Beckwith (C.) & Fischer (A.) AFRICAN CEREMONIES, the concise edition
400 pp., 4to., map, colour illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2002. OUT OF STOCK
Includes chapters on the Swazi reed dance, Ndebele nuptials, Himba marriage and Himba healing.

Includes a CD of traditional and ceremonial African music recorded by David Bradnum
Bedford (E.) curator & ed. EZAKWANTU, beadwork from the Eastern Cape
115 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 1993. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, 1993.

Foreword by Marilyn Martin.
Includes the following essays: "Exploring Meanings and Identities: beadwork from the Eastern Cape in the South African National Gallery" by Emma Bedford, "Ezakwantu eGalari yeSizwe" by Sipho Ndabambi, "Beadwork: the heart of tradition and culture" by Thami Ngwevela, "The Magic of Beadwork" by Abner Nyamende, "Tracing Cultural Roots" by Christina Jikelo, "Adornment as Art: an ethnographic perspective" by Patricia Davison, "Women's Work: or engendering the art of beadwork in Southern Africa" by Sandra Klopper, "Towards a History of Glass Beads" by Sharma Saitowitz, "The Bead Rush: development of the nineteenth-century bead trade from Cape Town to King William's Town" by Carol Kaufmann, "Through the Barrel of a Bead: the personal and the political in the beadwork of the Eastern Cape" by André Proctor & Sandra Klopper, "Drawing the Bead on Blacks: Eastern Cape people painted by Baines, shot by Pocock" by Gary van Wyk & "The Social Life of Beads: expressive uses of beadwork in the Eatern Cape" by Lindsay Hooper.
Beumers (E.) ed. AFRICA MEETS AFRICA, The African Collection of the Museum of Ethnology Rotterdam
127 pp., 4to., map, colour illus., hardback, Rotterdam, 1996. OUT OF PRINT
Includes the essay, "A String to Heaven, from South African Soil" by Elza Miles.

Includes Swazi, Zulu and Shona neckrests, a Nguni beaded apron, a Zulu beaded cape, stick, war shield and cereminal axe, Swazi clubs, a Tsonga-Shangana dance staff, ceremonial staffs and a power figure from Angola, pipes from St. Helena, as well a sculpture,"The Angel Gabriel" by Owen Ndou, and much more.
Brenner (J.) & Burroughs (E.) text & Whitter (L.) photo. MAKING MARIGOLD, beaders of Bulawayo
132pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Singapore, 2017. R675
Marigold is a women's beading co-operative specialising in loomed beadwork, based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

Artist Joni Brenner is a principal tutor in History of Art at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Elizabeth Burroughs works as a freelance consultant and writer.
240 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2002. OUT OF PRINT
Artists featured include Hylton Nel, Clive Sithole, Bat Centre wire workers & bead workers, Lobolie Ximba, Roddy Khumalo, Carrol Boyes, Kaross Workers, Kim Sacks, Barbara Jackson, Ardmore Studio, Chivirika Group, and many more.
Costello (D.) NOT ONLY FOR ITS BEAUTY, beadwork and its cultural significance among the Xhosa-speaking peoples
88 pp., 4to., map, b/ w & colour illus., hardback, Pretoria, 1990. OUT OF PRINT
In this book Dawn Costello aims "to document the role of beadwork in traditional Xhosa society and by means of photographs to record its beauty before this is totally lost to posterity."
Crawford (G.M.) SICEBILE, Swaziland's cultural adornment and artefacts
96 pp., 4to., map, colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2008. OUT OF STOCK
"The siSwati word for 'treasure' is 'Imicebo'. From that root comes 'Sicebile', meaning 'we have treasures', 'we are rich' and 'we are blessed'. In usage it usually refers to one's family."

Includes chapters on beadwork, dolls and figurines, ritual objects, horn artefacts, snuff containers, smoking pipes, swazi dishes, milk pails, headrests, combs, mirrors, headwear, shields, war clubs, axes and spears.

Charles Gordon Crawford deals in new and antique African artefacts.
143 pp., 4to., maps, illus., paperback, Montreal, 1990. OUT OF PRINT
Includes sections on dolls from Angola, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique & Zimbabwe.
48 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., paperback, Peddie, 2008. OUT OF PRINT
The Keiskamma Art Project, located in Hamburg, a small village on the Keiskamma River in the Eastern Cape, was initiated by Carol Hofmeyr in 2000. It aimed to teach art to women of the village and to provide them with income-generating skills. Today over one hundred woman artists from Hamburg and the surrounding rural villages produce embroidered, beaded and appliquéd handbags, cushion covers, quilts, linen and tapestries. They have also produced a number of large artworks. The 126 metre Keiskamma Tapestry, which records the history of the Eastern Cape, now hangs permanently in the Parliament Building in Cape Town. The 4 metre by 6.8 metre Keiskamma Altarpiece, depicting the tragedy of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, toured North America and the UK from 2008-2008.
Dube (H.) ZULU BEADWORK, talk with beads
112 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Denver, 2009. R410
Hlengiwe Dube discusses the traditions and meanings of Zulu beadwork. Includes chapters on snuff containers, love letters, sangomas and beadwork and beadwork during pregnancy.
Fisher (A.) photo. & text AFRICA ADORNED,
304 pp., large 4to., maps, colour illus., hardback, d.w., Reprint, London, (1984) 1989. OUT OF PRINT
Social scientist Angela Fisher's study of the jewellery worn by the men and women of Africa. She discusses how these forms of decoration speak of values and beliefs, achievements and staues, how they form part of Africa's cultural heritage. Richly illustrated with her colour photographs.
Giblin (J.) & Spring (C.) SOUTH AFRICA, the art of a nation
255pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, d.w., London, 2016. R590
Published to accompany the exhibition at the British Museum in London, October 2016 - February 2017.

John Giblin is Head of the Africa collection at the British Museum and is lead curator of the exhibition.
Chris Spring is co-curator of the exhibition and curator of contemporary African art and the eastern and southern African collections at the British Museum.
Gillow (J.) AFRICAN TEXTILES, colour and creativity across a continent
240 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., London, 2003. R655
Includes chapters on Zulu, Ndebele and Xhosa beadwork and Malagasy raphia and silk textiles.
Hammond-Tooke (D.) & Nettleton (A.) eds. TEN YEARS OF COLLECTING (1979-1989),
139 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 1989. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, University of the Witwatersrand Art Galleries, Johannesburg, 1989.

This exhibition marked a decade of collecting African art for The Standard Bank Foundation of African Art housed at the University of the Witwatersrand Art Galleries.

Introduction by Alan Crump.
Includes the essays, "Venda Art" by Anitra Nettleton,
"Tsonga-Shagana Beadwork and Figures" by Rayda Becker and Anitra Nettleton,
"Art of the Pedi and Ntwane" by Anitra Nettleton and David Hammond-Tooke,
"Ndebele Beadwork" by Diane Levy,
"The Art of Traditionalists in Zululand-Natal" by Sandra Klopper,
"The Beadwork of the Cape Nguni" by Anitra Nettleton, Sipho Ndabambi and David Hammond-Tooke,
"Transitional Sculpture" by Elizabeth Dell, and
"From Country to City: the development of an urban art" by Steven Sack.
Hillebrand (M.) ed. ART IN PERSPECTIVE, Southern Nguni
57 pp., illus., paperback, Port Elizabeth, 1990. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, King George IV Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth, 1990.

Essays include "Art as Artefact: another way of seeing" by Patricia Davison and "Classification of Glass Trade Beads" by Sharma Jeanette Saitowitz.
Hobbs (P.) ed. MESSAGES AND MEANING, the MTN Art Collection
301 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
The MTN Art Collection was established in 2001 and today owns about 1400 works of traditional and contemporary African art, with a special focus on South African art.

Introduction by Philippa Hobbs, curator of the collection. Includes the essays, "Art, Heritage and a Posse of Pioneers" by Emile Maurice,
"Reading Ceramics" by Wilma Cruise,
"New Humanisms in Contemporary South African Art" by Colin Richards,
"Alter Images and the Aesthetics of South African Resistance Art" by Andries Oliphant,
"Reading Beadwork in the MTN Art Collection" & "Motifs, Memory and Morals in Contemporary African Art" by Nessa Leibhammer,
"Material Messages: sculpture and mixed-media works from the MTN Art Collection" by Elizabeth Rankin, amongst others.
Joubert (H.) & Valentin (M.) curators UBUNTU, arts et cultures d'Afrique du Sud
371 pp., 4to., maps, colour illus., paperback, Paris, 2002. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, Musée National des Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie, Paris, 2002.

Includes essays by Patricia Davison, Pumula Madiba, David Lewis-Williams, Andrew SMith, Henry Bredekamp, Johnny van Schalkwyk, Sandra Klopper. Anitra Nettleton, Linsay Hooper, Gary van Wyk, Karel Nel, Rayda Becker, and others.

Exhibition includes shields, wooden bowls, plates and vessels, spoons, pipes and tobacco holders, headrests, staffs, clay pots, woven mats and baskets, statues, dolls, beadwork, and more.

Text in French.
Jullienne (J-M.) OJU ONA, collection of the South African Museum of African Art
226 pp., 4to., maps, colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2012. OUT OF PRINT
This book is intended to be an overview of and introduction to the African art collection belonging to Jean-Marie Jullienne. It features 140 of the approximately 1600 objects in the collection. Dr Jullienne envisions establishing a South African Museum of African Art in Johannesburg.

Includes Ndebele marriage aprons, a Chokwe figural container, and a royal throne and caryatid stool from Angola.
Keene (R.) curator & ed. ART AND AMBIGUITY, perspectives on the Brenthurst Collection of Southern African Art
197 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 1991. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, Johannesburg Art Gallery, 1991.

Preface by Christopher Till. Introduction by Es'kia Mphahlele.
Includes the following essays: "Ambiguity, Style and Meaning" by Patricia Davison, "Looking from the Outside: the historical context of the Brenthurst Collection of Southern African Art" by Johan van Schalkwyk, "Tradition, Authenticity and Tourist Scuplture in 19th and 20th Century South Africa" by Anitra Nettleton, "Headrests: Tsonga types and variations" by Rayda Becker, "'Zulu' Headrests and Figurative Carvings: the Brenthurst Collection and the art of South-east Africa" by Sandra Klopper, "Southern African Beadwork: issues of classification and collecting" by Diane Levy and "Public Pleasures: smoking and snuff-taking in Southern Africa" by Ann Wanless.
Kinahan (J.) CATTLE FOR BEADS, the archaeology of historical contact and trade on the Namib coast
119 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Uppsala, 2000. OUT OF PRINT
Jill Kinahan uses trade goods, most notably glass beads and imported ceramics, to explore the response of the indigenous pastoralists at Walvis Bay on the Namib Coast to contact with Western seafarers.
Klopper (S.) et. al. THE ART OF SOUTHEAST AFRICA, from the Contru Collection
223 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Milan, 2002. OUT OF PRINT
Documents the Conru Collection of Brussels. Includes sculptures, jewellery, prestige staffs, walking/fighting sticks, headrests and snuff containers.
Essays by Sandra Klopper & Karel Nel.
Knight (N.) ed. L'AFRIQUE, a tribute to Maria Stein-Lessing and Leopold Spiegel
123 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2009. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the exhibition of African art and artefacts from the collections of Maria Stein-Lessing and Leopold Spiegel, Museum Africa, Johannesburg, 2009.

Maria Stein-Lessing, a German expatriate academic and art collector, taught art appreciation at Pretoria Technical College and art history at the Univerity of the Witwatersrand. She also opened the shop, l'Afrique, in Johannesburg, in the early 1940s. She and her husband, Leopold Spiegel, travelled around southern Africa collecting artefacts for l'Afrique and their own collection. Maria Stein-Lessing died in 1961. Leopold Spiegel died in 2006.

Includes the essays "Hidden Treasures" by Natalie Knight,
"Maria Stein-Lessing: setting the stage for African art" by Paula Girshick,
"A Fragmented Picture: the collections of Maria Stein-Lessing and Leopold Spiegel" by Nessa Liebhammer,
"Tributes to Maria Stein-Lessing" by Esmé Berman and Walter Battiss, and
"Tributes to Leopold SPiegel" by Phylis Woolf and Adrew Spiegel.
Labelle (M.-L.) BEADS OF LIFE, eastern and southern African beadwork from Canadian collections
185 pp., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Quebec, 2005. R350
Published to accompany the exhibition, "Beads of Life, eastern and southern African adornments", Canadian Museum of Civilization, Quebec, 2005.

Social anthropologist Marie-Louise Labelle examines the origins of beadwork in eastern and southern Africa and analyses its aesthetics, social meanings and historical context. All the pieces discussed are drawn from public and private Canadian collections. Labelle was guest curator of the exhibition.
Lamp (F.J.) ed. SEE THE MUSIC, HEAR THE DANCE, rethinking African art at The Baltimore Museum of Art
303 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Munich, 2004. OUT OF STOCK
Presents 100 objects from The Baltimore Museum's African Collection within the ritual context for which the artworks were originally created, rituals "that rely on sounds, sights, smells and taste to achieve their ultimate effect".

Includes the essays, "The Body as Billboard: Ndebele beadwork" by Frederick John Lamp, "Personal and Social Messages: a Zulu beaded panel (ubheshwana)" by Carol Boram-Hays and "Each Performance is Unique: a Lwena mask (mwanawa pwevo)" by Elisabeth L.Cameron.
24 pp., map, colour illus., paperback, Windhoek, 1993. OUT OF PRINT
Published in conjunction with the exhibition held in Norway and Denmark in 1993.
Includes sections on baskets, beadwork and embroidery.
Leibhammer (N.) MAKING LINKS, a resource book on the Traditional Southern African Collection at the Johannesburg Art Gallery
50 pp., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 1996. OUT OF PRINT
For use by learners and teachers as a guide to the exhibitions, "Secular and Spiritual: objects of meditation" and "Views from Within", from the Traditional Southern African Collection at the Johannesburg Art Gallery.
Leibhammer (N.) ed. DUNGAMANZI, stirring waters, Tsonga and Shangaan art from southern Africa
227 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the exhibition, Johannesburg Art Gallery, 2007, curated by Nessa Leibhammer, Natalie Knight & Billy Makhubele.

Essays include "Tsonga and Shangaan: the making and moulding of identities" by Nessa Leibhammer,
"Breaking symmetries: aesthetics and bodies in Tsonga-Shangaan beadwork" & "In Search of a Tsonga Style: figuratives and abstract woodcarving" by Anitra Nettleton,
"Toy or Treasure? exploring 'n'wana', the Tsonga 'doll'" by Jean-Marie Dederen,
"What's in a Name: Jackson Hlungwani and the politics of language" by Khwezi Gule,
"Shangaan: in search of a genealogy" by Karel Nel,
"Tsonga divination in the South African Lowveld" by Enos Sikhauli & Isak Niehaus
and "Divination Objects from the South African Lowveld" by Enos Sikhauli, Isak Niehaus & Billy Makhubele.

A DVD made to accompany the exhibition is also available @ R150.
Levin (A.) THE ART OF AFRICAN SHOPPING, adventure in textiles/ wood/ metal/ jewellery/ fashion/ music/ food
208 pp., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2005. OUT OF PRINT
A guide to the textiles, jewellery, metalwork, music, fashion, food and recycled art of the African continent.
Mack (J.), Bouttiaux (A-M.), Sorber (F.) & van Cutsem (A.) AFRICAN COSTUMES AND TEXTILES, from the Berbers to the Zulus, the Zaira and Marcel Mis Collection
318 pp., 4to., maps, colour illus., hardback, d.w., Milan, 2008. R1900
This book presents historical and modern African costumes, textiles and accessories used for everyday wear and for special celebrations from the Zaira and Marcel Mis Collection, and explores the different techniques, influences and meanings behind them.

Includes a section on southern African beadwork with an essay, "Say It With Beads", by Anne-Marie Bouttiaux.
Magubane (P.) photo. AFRICAN RENAISSANCE,
168 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2000. OUT OF PRINT
Text by Sandra Klopper.
Documents contemporary rural life in South Africa: traditional styles of dress, beadwork and other forms of adornment, rites of passage, artistic traditions and the murals and vernacular forms of architecture practiced in rural areas across the country.
Magubane (P.) photo. VANISHING CULTURES OF SOUTH AFRICA, changing customs in a changing world
168 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 1998. OUT OF PRINT
Photographer Peter Magubane captures the ornamentation, ceremonial and everyday dress, musical instruments, dances and rites of passage, art, homes and work of the ten major ethnic groups in South Africa - the San, Zulu, Ndebele, Basotho, Venda, Xhosa, Tsonga, Tswana, Pedi & Bantwane. The photographs are accompanied by text that describes the way of life, the religion, beliefs and customs, the medicine and magic and the social and political organisation of each group. Sandra Klopper, Manton Hirst, Alan Kirkaldy, Deborah James, Chris van Vuuren, Patrick Harries and Andrew Spiegel were consultants on the different groups. Hazel Friedman wrote the text on the Bantwane.
Magubane (P.) photo. & Klopper (S.) text DRESS AND ADORNMENT,
96 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2001. OUT OF PRINT
Text in English, French & German.
Part of the "African Heritage" series. Other titles available are "Ceremonies", "Arts and Crafts" and Homesteads".
Magubane (P.) photo. & Klopper (S.) text ARTS AND CRAFTS,
96 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2001. OUT OF PRINT
Text in English, French & German.
Part of the "African Heritage" series. Other titles available are "Ceremonies", "Dress and Adornment" and "Homesteads".
Magubane (Peter) photo. & Klopper (S.) text AMANDEBELE,
152 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2005. OUT OF STOCK
Documents Ndebele traditions, rituals, rites of passage, mural art and beadwork.
201pp., colour illus., paperback, London, 2015. R395
A book on contemporary African design with a focus on furniture, textiles, ceramics, basketry and lighting. Includes Madwa (South Africa, Madagascar & Swaziland), The New Basket Workshop, Master Wire and Bead Craft, and Feeling African (Zimbabwe & South Africa), Tintsaba (Swaziland), Centro de Arte Africana (Mozambique), Mutapo (Zimbabwe), and Zenzulu, Imiso Ceramics, Dokter and Misses, Haldane Martin, Heath Nash, Michou Bowls, Mud Studio, willowlamp, YSWARA, Ronél Jordaan Textiles, Shine Shine, and Skinny laMinx (South Africa).

Tapiwa Matsinde is a British-born designer, creative business consultant, blogger and writer.
Mchunu (V.) AMANDEBELE, signals of colour from South Africa/ farbsignale aus Südafrika
175 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Tübingen, 1991. OUT OF PRINT
Published to accompany the travelling exhibition which opened in Berlin in 1991.
Examines mural painting, clothing and beadwork.

Includes "Commuting between KwaNdebele and Pretoria - photoimpressions" by David Goldblatt. Essays include "AmaNdebele-People of Beauty from South Africa, a short history" by Vusi Mchunu, "Mother Holds the Knife on the Sharper Side" by Gavin Younge, "Mural Painting in South Africa" by David Koloane, "The House: function and signification in the art of the AmaNdebele" by Wolfger Pöhlmann, and more. The text also includes interviews with women mural painters.

Text in English & German.

Meneghelli (V.) et. al. LA MIA VITA, LA MIA COLLEZIONE/ MY LIFE, MY COLLECTION, memorie e pezzi selezionati dlla collezione di Vittorio Meneghelli/ memoir and selected pieces from the collection of Vittorio Meneghelli
459 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R855
The Meneghelli collection includes traditional and contemporary African art, with work by Lucky Sibiya, Tito Zungu, Cecil Skotnes, Norman Catherine, Nils Burwitz, Edoardo Villa, Paul Emmanuel, David Brown, Robert Hodgins, William Kentridge, John Muafangejo, Pippa Skotnes, Guiseppe Cattaneo and Helmut Starke.

Vittorino Meneghelli is a collector and gallery owner in Italy and South Africa, exhibiting both contemporary and traditional African art.

Includes the essay,"Vittorino Meneghelli: bold collector of the unexpected", by Karel Nel.

Text in English & Italian.
Morris (J.) photo. & Preston-Whyte (E.) text SPEAKING WITH BEADS, Zulu arts from Southern Africa
96 pp., 4to., map, colour illus., paperback, London, 1994. OUT OF PRINT
Presents jewelry, ornamental headdresses, capes, aprons, beaded panels and other decorative forms.

Jean Morris is a photographer and graphic designer living in Cape Town. Eleanor Preston-Whyte is Professor of Social Anthropology, Department of African Studies, University of Natal.
Nel (K.) & Leibhammer (N.) curators EVOCATIONS OF THE CHILD, fertility figures of the southern African region
231 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 1998. OUT OF PRINT
Published to accompany the exhibition, Johannesburg Art Gallery, 1998.

Essays include "Women and Material Markers of Identity" by Carolyn Hamilton, "The Sorghum Child, 'nguana modula': South Sotho child figures", "The Girl Who Ran Away, 'intombi zivemuka' and other traditional beaded Zulu dolls" and "Enigma Dolls, South Sotho and Zulu figures?" by Marilee Wood, "'Ntwane Gimwane', Ntwane grass figures" by Hazel Friedman, "'Musidzana wa Tshirova', the girl who has a medicated rod, gender ambiguities and the Venda 'thahu'" by Anitra Nettleton, ""The Puzzle of the Pendant Figures" and "Evocations of the Child" by Karel Nel and Nessa Leibhammer, "'Tswana Mgwana ba Pelego', Tswana child figures", "'Lenge Nwana', Lenge tattooed and scarified figures" and "Children of Birth, 'bana ba pelego': North Sotho child figures" by J.A.van Schalkwyk, "'Swazi Umntfwana', Swazi evocations of the child" and "Tonga Child Figures, the protogenic forms of the Tonga child figures" by Karel Nel, "Children of Earth, Zulu clay dolls" by Frank Jolles, "'Kwanyama Ovambo', Kwanyama child figures" by Margo Timm, "Venda and Pedi, clay initiation figures for the 'domba' and 'khomba' ceremonies" by Karen Harber, and more.
Nettleton (A.) curator & ed. BEADWORK, ART AND THE BODY, dilo tse dintshil/ abundance
151pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R430
Published to accompany the exhibition, Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, 2015.

"'Beadwork, Art and the Body: dilo tse dintshi/ abundance' refutes, in its modest manner, many of the abundant erroneous assumptions and misconceptions. More importantly, it does so in a manner that correctly reduces its acts of revision to a secondary preoccupation. Its primary concern - thematically, aesthetically and historically - is to celebrate beadwork in very profound ways" Bhekizizwe Peterson, from his foreword

Contributions include:
"The Art of Beadwork: the Wits Art Museum collections" and "19th-Century Beaded Histories: tracing the inventions of tradition through the photographic image" by Anitra Nettleton
"Mantle for Royalty: the beadwork of the Nongoma region" by Carol Boram-Hays
"Histories of South Sotho Beadwork" by David Riep
"Women's Creative Authority: recent shifts in ibandla lamaNazaretha (Shembe) umnqwazi beadwork patterns (c. 1950-2014) by Juliette Leeb-du Toit
"Tsonga Beaded Garments: then and now" by Rayda Becker
"'A New Chapter for Xhosa Beadwork': Laduma Ngxokolo and his promotion of a Xhosa heritage" by Christopher Richards
"Looking Deeply on the Way My Mother Does her Beadwork" by Helene Smuts and Petrus Mahlangu.

Anitra Nettleton is Chair and Director for the Centre for Creative Arts of Africa at the Wits Art Museum. She is also the author of "African Dream Machines, style, identity and meaning of African headrests" and co-editor of "Ten Years of Collecting (1979-1989)" and "Voice-Overs, Wits writings exploring African artworks".
Nettleton (A.) et. al. (eds.) VOICE-OVERS, Wits writings exploring African artworks
151 pp., 4to,m colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2004. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the exhibition, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, 2004.
A range of artists, writers and academics with strong connections to the University of the Witwatersrand were asked to chose an item from the Standard Bank African Art Collection, housed at the university, and write a short piece on their choice.

Authors include Willliam Kentridge, Deborah Bell, Michael Godby, Philippa Hobbs, Robert Hodgins, Karel Nel, David Bunn, Anitra Nettleton, Sarah Nuttall, Penny Siopis, Jan Taylor, Clive van den Berg, and many others. Includes work by Jackson Hlungwane, Sam Nhlengethwa, Johannes Mashego Segogela, Noria Mabasa, Santu Mofokeng, Trevor Makoba, and Tito Zungu. For example, William Kentridge chose a votive offering (asen) from Benin, Robert Hodgins a power object (nkisi) from the Congo, Phillipa Hobbs a tapestry, "Animal Meeting/ Apartheid among animals" by Allina Ndebele, Michael Godby a photograph from the series, "Motouleng Caves, Surrender Hill, Clarens" by Santu Mofokeng, Karel Nel a staff from Angola and Clive van den Berg a wooden sculpture, "God's Leg with Eggs", by Jackson Hlungwane.
Nettleton (A.), Charlton (J.) & Rankin-Smith (F.) ENGAGING MODERNITIES, transformations of the commonplace
95 pp., 4to., maps, colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2003. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the travelling exhibition from the Standard Bank Collection of African Art at the Univeristy of The Witwatersrand Art Galleries.
The African objects on this exhibition use the ordinary, everyday materials, objects and images of western consumer culture in new ways, transforming them and creating "hybrid" forms.
Oliphant (A.W.) et. al. eds. DEMOCRACY X, marking the present/ re-presenting the past
329 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Pretoria, 2004. OUT OF STOCK
Introduction by Andries Walter Oliphant, Peter Delius & Lalou Meltzer.

Essays include "South African Pottery: past and present" by Simon Hall, "Make-overs of Two Women: illustrated history and gender bias" by Helen Bradford, "Creating Beauty In, and Between, Two Worlds: contextualising the art of South Africa's migrant labourers" by Fiona Rankin-Smith & Sandra Klopper, "The Role of Art in the Liberation Struggle" by Sipho Mdanda, "Film and Democracy in South Africa" by Michael Dearham, "Media in the Mix" by Guy Berger, "The State of the Arts in Post-apartheid South Africa" by Lynee Maree, "The Rights and Status of the Artist in the First Ten Years of South Africa's Democracy" by Mike van Graan, "A Decade of Cartoons" by Jonathan Shapiro, "Marking Time: the making of the Democracy X exhibition" by Rayda Becker, and much more.

Objects exhibited include pots, sticks, headrests, arm rings, earplugs, shell artefacts, beadwork, Khoe-San rock paintings, earthenware heads found near Lydenburg, artefacts from Great Zimbabwe ruins and posters used during the struggle years.

Also includes sculpture by Jackson Hlungwani, Durant Sihlali, & Johannes Segogela, photographs by Ernest Cole, Bob Gosani, Alf Khumalo, Eli Wienberg & Jurgen Schadeberg, paintings by Gerard Sekoto, as well as work by contemporary artists Robert Hodgins, Jane Alexander, Willie Bester, Gavin Younge, Willem Boshoff, Sam Nhlengethwa, Sue Williamson, William Kentridge, and many others.
91pp., colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2011. R195
Catalogue of the southern African doll collection of the Phansi Museum. Roberts House, Durban.
Preston-Whyte (E.) ZULU BEADWORK,
152pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R225
A brief history of beadwork in KwaZulu-Natal and a guide to contemporary beadwork made both for the market and for personal use by social anthropologist Eleanor Preston-Whyte
Proud (H.) curator SCRATCHES ON THE FACE, antiquity and contemporaneity in South African works of art from Iziko Museums of Cape Town
64 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the travelling exhibition, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, 2007-2008, and Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, 2008.

Includes the essays, "'Scratches on the Face of the Country' - an introduction to the exhibition" by Hayden Proud, and
"Across the Indian Ocean: a little South Asia in Africa" by Nasan Pather.

South African artists include David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, Cecil Skotnes, Walter Battiss, Alexis Preller, Thomas Baines, Jacob Pierneef, Eric Mbatha, Gerard Sekoto, Lucky Sibiya, Julian Motau, Norman Catherine, Dumile Feni, Johannes Segogela, and Brett Murray. Each of the works of art on the exhibition are reproduced, with texts by Hayden Proud and Carol Kaufmann.
Scherz (A.) et. al. HAIR-STYLES, HEAD-DRESSES & ORNAMENTS, in Namibia & Southern Angola
110 pp., oblong 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, Reprint, Windhoek, (1981) 1999. OUT OF PRINT
Text in German, English & Afrikaans.
Includes chapters on the Wambo, Kavango, Herero & Himba, Kuvale, Zemba, Nkhumbi, Mwila, Nyaneka and Bushmen (San) peoples.
Schoeman (S.) THE ELOQUENT BEAD, Zulu women communicate
175pp., colour illus., map, paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2015. OUT OF PRINT
This book on traditional beadwork created in Zululand focuses on how it was used to communicate social standing, values and relationships. The book is illustrated with photographs of items from Stan Schoeman's private collection.

Foreword by Brenda Schmahmann.

Includes the essays, "A Language of Beads" based on research conducted by Stan Schoeman between 1964 and 1968 while teaching in the Department of Anthropology at the University College of Zululand, and "A New Voice", which investigates the role of beadwork in contemporary South Africa.

"Stan Schoeman's approach to collecting beadwork in South Africa in 1964 was remarkable. The stories of the artists he met mattered as much to him as the beadwork articles they created. He had the foresight to recognize that beadwork and the artist were inseparably entwined. He broke away from the normative patterns of collecting at the time which was to understand beadwork in generic terms as 'the material culture' or 'craft' of a particular ethnicity, never going so far as to consider beadwork 'art'." James Green, co-curator "Ubuhle Women: beadwork and the art of independence, Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, Washington DC
Sciama (L.) & Eicher (J.) eds. BEADS AND BEAD MAKERS, gender, material culture and meaning
317 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Reprint, Oxford & New York, (1998) 2001. OUT OF PRINT
Includes the essays, "Gender in African Beadwork: an overview" by Margret Carey & "Gender in the Making, Trading and Uses of Beads. An introductory essay" by Lidia Sciama.
Sellschop (S.) et. al. CRAFT SOUTH AFRICA, traditional, transitional, contemporary
192 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2002. R225
Covers pottery, basket weaving, wall painting, wood carving & beading.
262 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, New York etc, 2010. OUT OF STOCK
Published in conjunction with the exhibition, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, 2010.

Contributions include:
"Global City, Urban Flux: three models of globalization from and in Africa" by Naomi Beckwith
"Eclectic Dialogue: the atchitectural search for an Afro-centric Design Aesthetic" by José Mapily
"Utopian Processes, Dystopian Premonitions: African craft and design answer questions we have yet to ask" by Keith Recker
"From Masquerade to Fashion and Back" by Judith Bettelheim
"Bushpunk and the Future of Africa" by Julie Lasky.

Includes work by Ardmore Ceramic Art, Black Coffee (fashion designers Danica Lepen and Jaques van der Watt), Egg Designs (Greg and Roché Dry), Zwelethu Mthethwa, Nesta Nala, Ntombi Nala, Heath Nash, Rueben Ndwandwe, Beverley Price, Kim Schmahmann, Esther Mahlangu, Clive Sithole, Ubuhle Beads (Ntombephi Ntombela and Bev Gibson), Nontsikelelo "Lolo" Veleko, and Zenzulu (Marisa Fick-Jordaan) from South Africa, Mabeo Furniture (Peter Mabeo) from Botswana, and Gonçalo Mabunda from Mozambique.
Stevenson (M.) SOUTHERN AFRICAN ART, 1850-1990
46 pp., colour illus., paperback, d.w., Cape Town, 1999. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the selling exhibition, BCI Fine Art, Johannesburg, August 1999.
Includes Zulu beadwork, Tsonga carvings and sections on South African travel and natural history painting, The Jalmar and Ione Rudner Collection of Copies of Southern African San Rock Paintings and South African Twentieth-Century Painting, which includes work by Gladys Mgudlandlu, Geroge Pemba, Erik Laubscher, Gerard Bengu, Gerard Sekoto, Irma Stern, amongst others.
Stevenson (M.) & Graham-Stewart (M.) eds. SOUTH EAST AFRICAN BEADWORK, 1860-1910, from adornment to artifact to art
192 pp.,., oblong 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2000. OUT OF PRINT
Introductory essay by Sandra Klopper.
Stevenson (M.) & Graham-Stewart (M.) "BOTH CURIOUS AND VALUABLE", African art from the late 19th-century south-east Africa
130 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2005. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the selling exhibition, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town and Michael Graham-Stewart, Auckland, 2005.

Includes a 26 pp. essay by Michael Stevenson on "the acquisition of south-east African material culture by Europeans in the late nineteenth century, and the dynamic shift in the social significance of the object that occurs along with the shift in ownership".
95 pp., maps, colour illus., spiral-bound plus a fold-out map in pocket, Grahamstown & East London, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
Includes names and contact details of beaders, potters, sculptors, weavers, ceramicists and other craft people in the Eastern Cape.
van Schalkwyk (L.) et. al ZULU TREASURES/ AMAGUGU KAZULU, of kings & commoners, a celebration of the material culture of the Zulu people/ amakhosi nabantukazana, umgubho wezinto ezihambisana namasiko amaZulu
216 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, (Durban), (1996) 2011. OUT OF STOCK
Reprint of the 1996 catalogue of an exhibition which showcased Zulu cultural artefacts held by museums in KwaZulu-Natal, including pottery, woodcarving, grass weaving and metalwork.

Essays include:
"The Land of the Zulu Kings" by John Laband.
"Zulu Cattle: colour patterns and imagery in the names of Zulu cattle" by Marguerite Poland
"The Matter of Kings is not Kept/ Indaba yamakhosi ayibanjelwa mlando" by Gillian Berning
"Domestic Arts: carved wooden objects for the home" by Linsay Hooper
"Zulu Earplugs" by Frank Jolles
"Traditional Zulu Pottery" by Juliet Armstrong and Ian Calder
"Some Zulu Uses for the Animal Domains: livestock (imfuyo) and game (izilwane)" by Robert Papini.
Viljoen (D.) BEAD BY BEAD, reviving an ancient African tradition, the Monkeybiz story
143 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R185
Monkeybiz is a non-profit organisation that provides beads and beading material to 450 men and women in the informal settlements of Macassar in Khayelitsha, Samora Machel in Philippi, and Imizamo Yethu in Mandela Park, Hout Bay. It then purchases the beaded artworks, markets and sells them internationally, and ploughs back the profit through a range of services. Since it's inception in 2000 the project has won local and international acclaim.
65 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2003. R175
This simple educational book on HIV/AIDS is illustrated with the beaded figures made by Monkeybiz, a Cape Town-based self-help craft project. Text in English & Xhosa. Includes a CD of music: The Norwegian SaS group "recorded the singing of some Monkeybiz beading women in and around Cape Town, then composed and programmed the material to fit the electronic landscape". All the lyrics refer to HIV/AIDS pandemic.