Saturday, February 26, 2011

Botswana Basketry - African Arts - Michael Yoffe

excerpted from ;"AFRICAN ARTS" journal

Vol 12 No 1 (November 1978) pp 42-47 (6 pages)
UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Centre

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African Arts is devoted to the study and discussion of traditional,
contemporary, and popular African arts and expressive cultures. Since 1967,
African Arts readers have enjoyed high-quality visual depictions,
cutting-edge explorations of theory and practice, and critical dialogue.
Each issue features a core of peer-reviewed scholarly articles concerning
the world's second largest continent and its diasporas, and provides a host
of resources - book and museum exhibition reviews, exhibition previews,
features on collections, artist portfolios, dialogue and editorial columns.
The journal promotes investigation of the connections between the arts and
anthropology, history, language, literature, politics, religion, and

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Michael Yoffe - Botswana Baskets

Basketwork on Display -- The joint-owner of Textures, in Oxford Terrace,
Jenie Meyer, displays one of the Botswana baskets from an exhibitino being
held in the shop until August 27. The baskets are made by members of the
Mbukushu, Yei, and Kung tribes from palm fronds. A coiled weaving technique
is used and no two baskets are alike. The export of Botswana basketry is
part of a United Nations development programme project and most of the money
earned goes back to the producer.
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