The Fabric of Society

Timed Online Auction, 18 May - 1 June 2022

Textile Auction
  • Artist Unrecorded; Ndebele Mapoto (Married Woman's Beaded Apron)
  • Artist Unrecorded; Ndebele Mapoto (Married Woman's Beaded Apron)
  • Artist Unrecorded; Ndebele Mapoto (Married Woman's Beaded Apron)


Lot Estimate
ZAR 30 000 - 50 000

About this Item

Artist Unrecorded
20th Century
Ndebele Mapoto (Married Woman's Beaded Apron)
c.1960
mixed media with glass beads, thread and thongs on leather
61 by 49cm

Notes

Similar works from the Natalie Knight Collection acquired by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington.

A copy of the book Natalie Knight (2017) The Big Picture: An Art-o-biography, Johannesburg: Batya Bricker, accompanies the lot.

Provenance

The Natalie Knight and Suzanne Priebatsch Collection, collected in the field.

Literature

Refer:

WD Hammond-Tooke and Anitra Nettleton (1989) Ten Years of Collecting (1979-1989) – Standard Bank Foundation and University Art Galleries Collections of African Art, Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand, pages 24 to 31.

Natalie Knight and Suzanne Priebatsch (1983) Ndebele Images, Johannesburg: Natalie Knight Gallery.

Ivor Powell (1995) Ndebele: A People and Their Art, Katonah (NY): Cross River, page 108.

Natalie Knight and Suzanne Priebatsch (1998) Art of the Ndebele Evolution of a Cultural Identity, Atlanta: Atlanta International Museum.



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