Browsing Category Craft (including basketware)

Addleson (J.) curator UNTOLD TALES OF MAGIC, Abelumbi
158 pp., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2002. R90
Catalogue of the exhibition, Durban Art Gallery, 2002.

Works created by artists of KwaZulu-Natal in repsonse to the chosen theme of the exhibition: magic.

Essays include "Familiars" by Jill Addleson, "The Shades" by Ashraf Jamal, "Abelumbi - new tales of magic" by Juliette Leeb-du Toit, "'Today Isangoma of Heaven Has Come': miracle, necromancy and the prophet of indigenous African Christianity" by Robert Papini, "SIYAZAMA - striving to make a postive difference" by Kate Wells, "Some Understandings on the Magical and the Mythical" by Yvonne Winters & "The Spiritual Connotations of Witchcraft/ Magic: a biblical perspective" by Mduduzi Xakaza.
Arnold (M.) ed. ART IN EASTERN AFRICA,
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.
Coetsee (E.) CRAFT ART IN SOUTH AFRICA, creative intersections
271pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2015. R450
Features South African craft artists who create works through beading, basket weaving, ceramics, fibre art, glass sculpture, metal and wirework, recycling and woodcarving. Includes chapters on Monkeybiz, Ardmore, Clementina van der Walt, Hylton Nel, Katherine Glenday, Kim Sacks, Wilma Cruise, Keiskamma Art, Walter Oltmann, Handspring Puppet Company, Johannes Segogela, Thomas Kubayi, and many others.

Preface by Willem Boshoff.

Elsabe Coetsee established the Mogalakwena Craft Art Development Foundation in 1994, the Mogalakwena Craft Art Village in 2004, and the Mogalakwena Craft Art Gallery in Cape Town in 2008. Her first book, "Craft Art in South Africa", published in 2002, is now out of print.
Cunningham (A.B.) & Terry (M.E.) AFRICAN BASKETRY, grassroots art from Southern Africa
208 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
"Different types of basketry from southern Africa are featured in this book, with both historical and contemporary examples from Botswana, Lesotho, southern Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, western Zambia and Zimbabwe...[It] provides detailed information on historical perspectives, weaving techniques, construction methods, designs, styles and raw materials used in basketry...Photographs of baskets from major museum collections in southern Africa, the USA and Britian, feature alongside unique images of basket construction and use. Previosuly unpublished black-and-white photographs taken by Alfred Duggan-Cronin in the early 1900s enhance the historical record."
Ehlers (M.) MOSAICS MADE IN AFRICA, a tribute to the mosaics of Vera Giovitto
188pp., colour illus., hardback, Pretoria, 2013. R450
Vera Giovitto was born in Italy in 1942 and moved to South Africa in 1964 to join her husband Renato. They settled in Pretoria and started making mosaics to decorate swimming pools. As demand grew they established the business Mosaic Arts, producing murals and floors for churches, hotels, casinos, banks and private homes. After Renato died their daughter Marina, the author of this book, became an equal partner.
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.
Gillespie (L.) INNOVATIVE THREADS, a decade of South African fibre art
136 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d/w, (Cape Town), 2006. R250
Brings together a selection of fibre and textile artworks from the 10 Innovative Threads competitions, 1996 - 2006.
Goldblatt (W.) comp. FNB VITA CRAFT NOW AWARDS, 2002
28 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2002. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, MuseumAfrica, Johannesburg, 2002.
The awards judge was Karel Nel.
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.
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.
le Roux (K.) RURAL ART IN NAMIBIA,
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.
le Roux (M.) THE CAPE COPPER-SMITH, survey of the copper-smiths who worked at the Cape of Good Hope from 1662 onwards with particular reference to the materials, tools and techniques they employed
160 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Stellenbosch, 1981. OUT OF PRINT
Includes more than 180 photographs of the copper and brass tart pans, coffee-pots, konfore, saucepans, kettles, skimmers, chamber-sticks and other utensils which have now become valued collectors' pieces.
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.
Locke (M.) THE DOVE'S FOOTPRINTS, basketry patterns in Matabeleland
143 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Harare, 1994. OUT OF PRINT
Provides "a record of the origins and meanings of many of the patterns which decorate baskets, mats and other basketry items crafted in southern and western Zimbabwe, and classifies the fibres and various methods used by the makers."
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 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".
Mogotsi (S.) et. al. ARTS & CRAFTS BOTSWANA, an exhibition of the visual Arts & Crafts of Botswana curated by the Botswana National Museum as part of the SADC Visual Art and Crafts Festival in Windhoek, Namibia, 26 August-4 September 2000
49 pp., colour illus., paperback, Gaberone, 2000. R95
Catalogue of the exhibition.
Includes chapters on graphics, painting and sculpture and basket, ceramic and wood crafts, with artists' comments.
Pfiffner (P.) photo. & Eisenhofer (S.), Guggeis (K.) & Froidevaux (J.) text AFRICA ON THE MOVE/ UNE AFRIQUE EN MOUVEMENT/ AFRIKA BEWEGT SICH, toys from West Africa/ jouets de l'Afrique de l'Ouest/ spielzeug aus Wesafrika
216 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Stuttgart, 2004. OUT OF PRINT
West African toys made of recycled materials from the Plonk & Replonk Collection in Switzerland.

Includes the essays, "Global Players - children's toys from post-colonial Africa" by Stefan Eisenhofer & Karin Guggeis & "Art without Airs " by collector Jacques Froidevaux, as well an interview with toymaker Roberet Compaoré and a section of photographs of the toymakers and their sources of inspiration.

Text in English, French & German.
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.
Schmahmann (B.) THE KEISKAMMA ART PROJECT, restoring hope and livelihoods
212pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R455
The Keiskamma Art Project, started by Carol Hofmeyer in 2000, provides work to over 130 people from Hamburg and the surrounding rural villages in the Eastern Cape. They make embroidered, beaded and appliquéd handbags, cushion covers, quilts, linen and tapestries, and 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.
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
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.
Sims (L.S.) et. al THE GLOBAL AFRICA PROJECT,
262 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, New York etc, 2010. R495
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.
Smith (R.) curator THE BRETT KEBBLE ART AWARDS,
186 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2003. OUT OF PRINT
Categories were sculpture, printmaking, photography, painting & mixed media, new media and craft. The judges were Julia Meintjes, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Penny Siopis & Lucia Burger.The 2003 winner was Doreen Southwood.
Songa (G.) et. al. VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS IN BOTSWANA,
48 pp., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Gaberone, 1999. OUT OF PRINT
Essays on the state of the visual arts in Botswana by representatives of the various art organisations and institutions involved in advancing the different art forms.
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. R100
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".
Stowe (T.) & Rowland (J.) CATALOGUE OF EASTERN CAPE CRAFT,
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 Heerden (J.) ZULU BASKETRY,
82 pp., map, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R195
Jannie van Heerden focuses on contemporary basket weaving from the Hlabisa area of KwaZulu-Natal. Includes work by master weavers Beauty Ngxongo and the late Reuben Ndwandwe.

Jannie van Heerden is Deputy Chief Education Specialist in the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education in charge of Visual Arts and Design Education. He has spent 16 years documenting basket weavers in the field.
van Heerden (J.) & Winters (Y.) text UMGIDO, celebration
24 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Durban, 1994. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, "'Umgido', a celebration of fifty years of art and craft in African schools", Campbell Collections and Centre for Oral Studies, Durban,1994.

Work on this exhibition came from items collected by Jack Grossert, Organsier and later Inspector of Art and Crafts in the Bantu Education Department in the late 1950s, and Jannie van Heerden, Senior Subject Advisor, Arts and Crafts, in the Department of Education and Culture, KwaZulu, in the 1990s. They later donated some of these works to the Campbell Collections.