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Thirty Years Of Embroidery

Mapula produces a selection of hand embroidered wall hangings on black cotton fabric. With needle and thread stories are being told.


The women have managed to capture the history and rural and social comment of their time in their embroideries. They get their ideas from local magazines, newspapers, television and increasingly from the internet. Designated artists/designers, Selinah Makwana, members of the Maepa family, Dorah Hlongwane, Maria Rengane, Maria Mmatsie and Elizabeth Malete, draw the images while the other embroiderers translate the images into brightly embroidered wall hangings with colours of their choice.


This ensures every piece is different and original.





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