Textile Encounters – Billie Zangewa

The FNB Joburg Art Fair is one of Africa’s leading contemporary art fairs focusing on artists from the continent and diaspora. The 2018 edition, which took place in early September broke new ground by choosing a textile artist as their featured artist. Billie Zangewa, born to a Malawian father and…

Ndebele

This is the third post in a series inspired by the Black Panther movie. Costume design plays an integral part in this movie’s success. Designer Ruth E. Carter and movie director Ryan Coogler went to great lengths to ensure that the tribal references in the movie are as authentic as…

Zulu Headdress

Black Panther Pt 2 This is the second column in a series inspired by the Black Panther movie. The costume design plays a huge role in making this movie such a success. Costume designer Ruth E. Carter and movie director Ryan Coogler went to great lengths to ensure that the…