August 22, 2014

On this day August 22nd

DARC Ethiophile Chronicles

On this day

 

22 August, 1925 Nelson Mukhuba was born.

 

Nelson Mukhuba, a versatile and talented South African artist, was born in Tshakhuma village, Venda. He worked as a carpenter, welder, gardener and house painter until he chose to promote his own Vhavhenda culture through his music and woodcarving skills. Mukhuba used mainly Marula and Jacaranda trees to produce his craftwork.

 

Mukuba committed suicide in 1987; he set his storeroom alight and many of the works that survived bear the scars of this tragic event.

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