Africa | A Zuly/Nguni Gourd | the double gourd inset with copper and brass wire

Africa | A Zuly/Nguni Gourd | the double gourd inset with copper and brass wire

South Africa | Late 20th century collar necklace made by the Ndebele people | Glass beads, cotton

South Africa | Late 20th century collar necklace made by the Ndebele people | Glass beads, cotton

Porky Hefer, an advertising-creative-director-turned-nest-maker in South Africa, designs high-end nests inspired by those fashioned by weaver birds. The material used to build this one is kubu cane.

Porky Hefer, an advertising-creative-director-turned-nest-maker in South Africa, designs high-end nests inspired by those fashioned by weaver birds. The material used to build this one is kubu cane.

Ceramics by members of the Nala family | Photography by David Ross.

Ceramics by members of the Nala family | Photography by David Ross.

Africa | Basket from the Ovahimba people of Namibia | Pigment, leather, vegetal fibre, iron alloy, ostrich shell beads, fat | ca. 1990

Africa | Basket from the Ovahimba people of Namibia | Pigment, leather, vegetal fibre, iron alloy, ostrich shell beads, fat | ca. 1990

Zulu necklace Umphapheni Northern Nguni or Zulu, South Africa Early 20th century Beaded ornament worn around neck, carrying symbolic message Size: 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" on strand approximately 25" long 9 x 6 cm,   63 cm long on strand

Zulu necklace Umphapheni Northern Nguni or Zulu, South Africa Early 20th century Beaded ornament worn around neck, carrying symbolic message Size: 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" on strand approximately 25" long 9 x 6 cm, 63 cm long on strand

Black and white clay pot by South African ceramic artist & art icon Barbara Jackson (1949-2010). via ArtPropelled

Black and white clay pot by South African ceramic artist & art icon Barbara Jackson (1949-2010). via ArtPropelled

Inconspicuous Things | HandEye    Weird and wonderful Susanna Bauer    www.handeyemagazine.com

Inconspicuous Things | HandEye Weird and wonderful Susanna Bauer www.handeyemagazine.com

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