The San is a now extinct hunter tribe of Southern Africa. They were famed hunters and cave painters. Sadly their art is fading quickly: the paints are vegetable-based and the caves are deteriotating naturally.These slides, taken in the southern Drakensbergs of South Africa and Lesotho by Mike la Grange 1980-2003, honour their legacy. The slides were scanned in, which accounts for the poor quality of many images. The original slides are in superb condition. Comments and questions welcome.
cow and figures in circle - note use of perfect circle - also other detail. Typical of overpainting?
Interesting - perhaps indicating the migration of black tribes into Southern Africa? Black man walking in front, as was traditional, with stick. Followed by two wives, one with baby or pot on back and one with a bundle? Could also be much later, after first western contact because man is wearing trousers and the women are clothed ?