Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 00:00

Join the author, Bruce Goodall, at the Phansi Museum on Saturday 30 April. 500 Esther Roberts Rd, Glenwood

Welcome by Paul Mikula at 11.00, followed by an introduction to the book. Refreshments will be served.

For more information email admin@phansi.com.

About the book

A substantial and richly illustrated publication of 440 pages, featuring 438 headrests from the KwaZulu-Natal, Eswatini and Limpopo regions of southern Africa, the book offers detailed historical knowledge specific to each region, and unique personal information collected from many of the original owners or carvers of the headrests.

Alongside the images of the headrests themselves are 135 photographic portraits of those owners – and on occasion, the carvers – of these beautiful sculptural objects.

Including original contributions by field collectors Bruce Goodall, Mavis Duma and Clive Newman, art historians Karel Nel and Nessa Leibhammer, and collector Frederic Zimer, the book is an important reference for anyone interested in Africa and its material culture, including museum curators, African art collectors and scholars.


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