South Africa: Overcoming Apartheid

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Textile hanging - The Mapula Embroidery Project is one of many projects that have been initiated in South Africa to address some of the economic difficulties that black women suffered under apartheid. The Mapula project was begun in 1991 as an effort of Soroptimists International, under the leadership of Karin Skawran, head of the Department of Fine Arts and History of Art at the University of South Africa.

By Johanna Sebaya, Mapula Embroidery Project

2005

Collection: Michigan State University Museum

Used by permission.

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