Browsing Category Beadwork

TAMLIN BLAKE,
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.
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.
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.
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.
Matsinde (T.) CONTEMPORARY DESIGN AFRICA,
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.
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".
Phansi Museum DOLL COLLECTION,
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
Sims (L.S.) et. al THE GLOBAL AFRICA PROJECT,
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.) & 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".
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.