Browsing Category Tapestry, Weaving & Needlework

Arment (D.) & Fick-Jordaan (M.) text & Cerino (A.) photo. WIRED, contemporary Zulu telephone-wire baskets
212 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Sante Fe, 2005. R350
Includes a preface, "Why the Wire Plates?" by David Arment, a foreword, "Re-wired" by Karel Nel, "Song of Praise" by Paul Mikula and "Transitions" by Marisa Fick-Jordaan as well as a chapter introducing the master weavers.
Carman (J.) et. al. A DECADE OF COLLECTING, The Anglo American Johannesburg Centenary Trust, 1986-1996
74 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 1997. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, Johannesburg Art Gallery, 1997.
Includes beadwork, earplugs, baskets, woven mats, vessels, headrests & wooden figures and work by Azaria Mbatha, Gavin Younge & Ernest Mancoba.

Essays include "Mining Patronage at the Johannesburg Art Gallery" & "The Anglo Trust and the Development of the Historic Collections" by Jillian Carman, "The Anglo Trust and Traditional Southern African Art" by Nessa Leibhammer & "The Anglo Trust and the Contemporary South African and International Collections" by Julia Charlton.
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.
Darroll (M-A.) et. al. ART FOR AIDS ORPHANS AUCTION,
88 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2004. R95
Catalogue produced for the auction conducted by Stephan Welz & Co. in association with Sotheby's, Cape Town, 2004.

Foreword by Beezy Bailey.
Includes work by some 80 artists, including Jane Alexander, Tyrone Appollis, Beezy Bailey, Roger Ballen, Deborah Bell, Lien Botha, Andries Botha, David Brown, Wilma Cruise, Marlene Dumas, Kendall Geers, David Goldblatt, Mark Hipper, Robert Hodgins, William Kentridge, Kim Lieberman, Kagiso Patrick Mautloa, Walter Meyer, John Murray, Obie Oberholzer, Jo Ractliffe, Usha Seejarim, Penny Siopis, Cecil Skotnes, Pippa Skotnes, Guy Tillim, Clive van den Berg, Minnette Vári, Sue Williamson, Dale Yudelman, Tracey Rose and the Keiskamma Art Project.
Downs (J.) THE KEISKAMMA ART PROJECT,
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.
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.
Gilks (J.) FIBREWORKS, major minors II, South African Fibreworks exhibition
74 pp., colour illus., paperback, Natal, (2005). R75
Catalogue of the exhibition, 2005.
Textile art constructed using embroidery, quilting, sewing, gluing, weaving, dying, painting & beading.
The 2003 catalogue is also available @ R75
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.
Hobbs (P.) ed. MESSAGES AND MEANING, the MTN Art Collection
301 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2006. R720
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.
Hobbs (P.) et. al. MTN ARTISTS CAREER RESOURCE, five MTN commissions and the artists who made them
96 pp., 4to., illus., paperback + 5 colour illus. loosely inserted in backcover + an 8pp. teacher's facilitation guide, Johannesburg, 2000. OUT OF PRINT
The artists are Allinda Ndebele, Andries Botha, Walter Oltmann, Sam Nhlengethwa and Wilma Cruise. These works are part of the MTN Collection.
One of the "Live Art" series of resource books suitable for teaching art appreciation in schools.
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.
Kentridge (William) TAPESTRIES,
120 pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Philadelphia, 2008. R505
Catalogue of the exhibition of tapestries, Philadelphia Museum of Art, December 2007 - April 2008.

"Since 2001, William Kentridge has completed a series of seventeen tapestries, each in multiple copies or versions. They originate in the artist's collages of black silhouettes cut and glued over reproductions, mostly from nineteenth-century geographical atlases. The weavers then use a photograph of the collage as the basis for turning the image into tapestry." [Gabriele Cuercio] The tapestries are the result of a successful collaboration between the William Kentridge and Marguerite Stephens and her Stephens Tapestry Studio in Diepsloot, Johannesburg.

Includes the essays, "Permanent Projections" by Carlos Basualdo, "Becoming Aware in a World of People on the Move" by Gabriele Cuercio, "(Un)Civil Engineering: William Kentridge's allegorical landscapes" by Okwui Enwezor and "A Farm in Eloff Street" by Ivan Vladislavic.

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.
MacDowell (M.) & Mazloomi (C.) CONSCIENCE OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT, the life of Nelson Mandela, tributes by quilt artists from South Africa and the United States
106 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, East Lansing, 2014. R335
Catalogue of the travelling exhibition that was first presented at the IQCAfrica in Johannesburg in 2014.

This exhibition of quilts is a collaborative project of Michigan State University Museum, Women of Color Quilters Network, and South African quilt artists.
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. R1646
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.
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.) et. al. (eds.) VOICE-OVERS, Wits writings exploring African artworks
151 pp., 4to,m colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2004. R350
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.
Schmahmann (B.) MAPULA, embroidery and empowerment in the Winterveld
121 pp., 4to., map, colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, (2006). R250
Mapula (mother of rain') is an embroidery project established in 1991 in the Winterveld, Northern Province, South Africa.

"Mapula embroideries couple high levels of technical and visual artistry with topics that speak eloquently of public histories and women's personal experiences...the embroideries engage...with social and political issues that have shaped the lives of their makers."

Brenda Schmahmann is also the author of "Material Matters: appliqués of the Weya women of Zimbabwe and needlework by South African collectives" & "Through the Looking Glass: representations of self by South African women artists".
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.
Siebrits (W.) RORKE'S DRIFT,
34 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2005. R200
Catalogue of the exhibition, Warren Siebrits Modern and Contemporary Art, Johannesburg, 2005.

"The ELC Art and Craft Centre was started in 1962 at the Old Mission Station, Oskarberg, historically well known as Rorke's Drift or to the Zulu, as Shiyane." The Centre trained many now famous printmakers and sculptors, potters and weavers.

Includes sculpture and prints by Cyprian Shilakoe, prints by Azaria Mbatha, John Muafangejo, Dan Rakgoathe, Eric Mbatha, Vuminkosi Zulu and Charles Nkosi as well as pottery and tapestries.
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.
Skawran (K.) curator WALTER BATTISS, gentle anarchist, a retrospective exhibition of the works by Walter Whall Battiss (1906 - 1982)
204 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2005. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, 2005.

Includes oils, watercolours, screenprints, woodcuts, lithographs, sketches & tapestries.

Foreword by Linda Givon. Introduction by Karin Skawran. Essays include "Modernity and Aspects of Africa in the Art of Walter Battiss" by Andries Oliphant, "Light, Space and Time: a selection from the writings of Walter Battiss" by Walter Saunders, "Battiss's Eloquent Vocabulary with Pen and Brush" by Alan Crump, "Building Bridges and Making Journeys: Battiss and Rorke's Drift" by Philippa Hobbs, "Walter Battiss - universal traveller" by Frieda Harmsen, "Walter Battiss and Fook Island, an interview: Karin Skawran and Norman Catherine", "The Sexual Banter of the Jester-King of Fook" by André Croucamp, "An Accidental Situationist, or, What Happened When Battiss Thought Out Loud" by Kathryn Smith & "Remembering Battiss" by Karin Skawran.
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 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. R275
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.
[Kries (M.) & Klein (A.) eds.] MAKING AFRICA, a continent of contemporary design
345pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Weil um Rhein, 2015. R1990
Published on the occasion of the travelling exhibiton which opened at the Vitra Design Museum, Weil um Rhein, Germany, in 2015.

"This is a book about the future of Africa and about a new, more open way of understanding design - which means it is also a book about what design can achieve in the 21st century." from the back cover

"Includes the work of over 120 "protagonists of Africa's new creative epoch", including Hannes Barnard, Ian Berry, Jody Brand, Justin Dingwall, Dokter and Misses, Egg Design, Larita Engelbrecht, Harron Gunn-Salie, Porky Hefer, Stephen Hobbs, Imiso Ceramics, Anton Kannemeyer, Michael MacGarry, Phetogo Tshepo Mahasha, Sabelo Mlangeni, Lucinda Mudge, Zanele Muholi, Marcus Neustetter, Jamal Nxedlana, Justin Plunkett, Kabelo Ramasobane, Robin Rhode, Athi-Patra Ruga, Chris Saunders, Gareth Steele, Mikhael Subotzky, Guy Tillim, Siya Ngcobo alias Umlilo, and Leanie van der Vyver from South Africa, Kudzanai Chiurai, Saki Mafundikwa and Sinjdiso Nyoni from Zimbabwe, Martin Joel from Botswana, Kiluanji Kia Henda and Isabel Martins from Angola, and Goncalo Mabunda and Mario Macilau from Mozambique