N

debele People

Ndebele Women around a Fire
The original of this print measures 640mm x 480mm and took two months to paint in watercolour and gouache. Completed January 1994.


C. Firbank-King


Ndebele Couple
The original of this print measures 530mm x 350mm and took four weeks to paint in watercolour and gouache. Completed 1991.


C. Firbank-King

Ndebele women's beadwork is so intricate that most of it can only be removed by being destroyed. The heavy rings around the neck and feet remain for life and their dress is an indication of age and status. The mature,  married status of these four women is indicated by the fact that their breasts are covered and the fact that they have copper or brass bands on their legs. A young married girl has grass bands which are replaced by metal when her husband builds her a house.


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Ndebele Women around a Fire Card

Greeting Card (220mm x 148mm)

50g

R20.00

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Ndebele Women around a Fire Print

Signed, numbered (/500) Print (350mm x 510mm)

400g

R180.00

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Ndebele Couple Card

Greeting Card (220mm x 148mm)

50g

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Ndebele Couple Print

Signed, numbered (/200) Print (298mm x 220mm)

400g

R80.00

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