Friday, September 16, 2011

Shweshwe inspired notebooks

Last year I made some Nelson Mandela paper collages for an exhibition. I have one left which is keeping me company in my studio.

After rummaging around for fabric I came across small pieces of shweshwe left over from the collage project. Shweshwe = used by traditional African women to make dresses).

I combined it with iconic South African images on my notebook covers

The Protea (our national flower) and the magestic Kudu (large antelope)

My inspiration - Nelson Mandela (fondly called Madiba)

No comments: