Ndebele Wall Painting

  In 6th grade, we talked about the Ndebele culture and their famous wall paintings.

Women in their society have come to be thought of as the custodians of isikhethu (“that which is ours”) which consists of the relationships, beliefs and practices on which the very identity of the Ndebele identity is centered.

Our 6th graders looked at the art and saw that there were a lot of geometrical shapes and symmetry in these designs.  So, we got to work trying to create our own “wall paintings”.  The results were pretty amazing





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