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Ndebele wall painting

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For over a hundred years, the Ndebele have decorated the outside of their homes with designs. Before the mid 19th century, the Ndebele lived in grass huts. During the years of the Difaqane (scattering of the people during the Boer wars), the Ndebele mixed with their Sotho and Pedi neighbours, which resulted in the Ndebele…

Esther Mahlangu works with the traditional craft of painting specific to her Ndebele community in South Africa, but her own colourful spin has turned her into an artist of international repute.

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Africa |  Anna Mahlangu paints her home for a ceremonial occasion.  Mabhoko, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa | © Margaret Courtney-Clarke

Africa | Anna Mahlangu paints her home for a ceremonial occasion. Mabhoko, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa | © Margaret Courtney-Clarke

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Painter Esther Mahlangu signing her BMW Art Car 1991

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