Back in 1999, Barbara Jackson and Shirley Fintz , South African ceramicists and African art collectors had a “light bulb” moment. Showing a small beaded doll to a part-time student, Mathapelo Ngaka, who took it to her mother, Makatiso, a skilled bead artist with the brief- “can you do a doll that looks unique?”
Traditionally, through the ages, beads were used not only to adorn the body, but as a measure of value in ritual and economic exchange between locals and foreigners. In traditional African rituals, a fine bead necklace or beaded piece is treasured because it is thought to impart spiritual energy.
Dimensions: 14.5 X 13"
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