The Fabric of Society

Timed Online Auction, 18 May - 1 June 2022

Textile Auction
  • Ndaheni Mhana Tiyani; Pride of Lions
  • Ndaheni Mhana Tiyani; Pride of Lions
  • Ndaheni Mhana Tiyani; Pride of Lions
  • Ndaheni Mhana Tiyani; Pride of Lions


Lot Estimate
ZAR 15 000 - 20 000

About this Item

Ndaheni Mhana Tiyani
South African 20th/21st Century
Pride of Lions
c.1950s

embroidered with the artist's name

glass beads, thread on textile stretched on board
100 by 143cm

Notes

This Tsonga/Shangaan nceka cloth would originally have been made to be worn by an adult woman, draped over the upper body. Such cloths are traditionally embellished with beadwork and safety pins.

A copy of the book Nessa Leibhammer (ed) (2007) Dungamanzi: Stirring Waters, Johannesburg: Wits University Press and Johannesburg Art Gallery, accompanies the lot.

Provenance

The Natalie Knight Collection, collected by Natalie Knight and Billy Makhubele in the field.



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