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"ISIPHETHU"

 

 

Isiphethu began in 1999 when a group of women came together to sew a wall hanging for a Woman’s Day project organised by the Gallery. The project inspired the women to continue creating these unique pieces.

Each woman creates her own design, chooses her own subject, decides on the colours and creates pictures in a distinctive and individual style. All the embroideries tell stories, some are events in the lives of the women, others are legends and historical incidents and some reflect modern day living.

The project inspired the women to continue creating and a workshop programme was launched in 2000. Funding was initially obtained from the National Arts Council for materials and the reimbursement of taxi fares. In the same year a successful application was made to the DTI for participation in an International Trade Fair. This initiative was also supported by the Newcastle Municipal Council and the Natal Arts Trust. The group has continued to produce and they have participated in national and international exhibitions.

Many of the items on this page and similar items made by our members are available for purchase.

Please click on the images on the let of the screen to enlarge.

 

ISIPHETHU EXHIBITION: 3-21 August 2004

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