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Subtitle: Appliques by the Weya Women of Zimbabwe and Needlework by South African Collectives
Editor: Brenda Schmahmann 
Publisher: Witwatersrand University Press (2000)
ISBN-10: 186814352X
ISBN-13: 9781868143528
Condition: Very Good - Laminate peeling at spine
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 24 x 20 x 1 cm
Weight: 0.57 kg

Needlework made by collectives is a significant contemporary art form in Southern Africa. The outcome of initiatives directed at upgrading the economic position of women, these art works are devised as vehicles through which women can support themselves and, in the case of rural projects, attract capital into communities in which job opportunities are scarce or non-existent. In this detailed and beautifully illustrated book, which also serves as a catalog of a travelling exhibition, a selection of writers explore the fascinating narratives in Weya appliques.



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