Zulu Beer Vessels: In The Twentieth Century by Frank JollesZulu Beer Vessels: In The Twentieth Century by Frank Jolles

Zulu Beer Vessels: In The Twentieth Century

byFrank Jolles

Paperback | July 25, 2015

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Brewing beer has a long tradition with the Zulus, the largest ethnic group of South Africa. The beverage was traditionally prepared by women at home in ornate ceramic vessels specially made for this purpose. This book aims to present the rich palette of styles of these vessels in all their beauty and to save them from being forgotten. The colorful history of the Zulus since the early nineteenth century, including the violent racial segregation in recent years, accompanied a golden age of traditional arts and crafts that served as both a bestower of identity and provided a link to their ancestry. In the Zulu-speaking region there is a wealth of forms and decorative elements that is unprecedented in the ceramic of South Africa. This current publication documents this influence of colonial politics and of the subsequent apartheid laws on style and prevalence of the popular beer vessels.
Title:Zulu Beer Vessels: In The Twentieth CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.7 × 9.69 × 0.78 inPublished:July 25, 2015Publisher:Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt GmbHLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3897904233

ISBN - 13:9783897904231

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