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Ndebele Artist Popularizes Traditional Arti
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December 20, 2013 4:07 PM
In South Africa, the Ndebele tribe is famous for its colorful and geometric paintings. Over the past 30 years, Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu has helped popularize popularize the technique, exhibiting her work in Europe, the United States and Japan. At 78, her passion hasn't diminished and she still lives in her small rural village, teaching people her art and its techniques. Emilie Iob went to meet her and filed this report for VOA.

Ndebele Artist Popularizes Traditional Art

Published December 20, 2013

In South Africa, the Ndebele tribe is famous for its colorful and geometric paintings. Over the past 30 years, Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu has helped popularize popularize the technique, exhibiting her work in Europe, the United States and Japan. At 78, her passion hasn't diminished and she still lives in her small rural village, teaching people her art and its techniques. Emilie Iob went to meet her and filed this report for VOA.


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