Ditema: Some Decorated Sotho Buildings
Ditema: Some Decorated Sotho Buildings is available to buy in increments of 1
|Date Published||21st July 2010|
|Publisher||Blue Weaver Marketing|
This title records a variety of Sotho decorated huts and other structures. Decorative patterns of paint, pebbles inset into mud plaster, and incised plaster constitute the Ditema mural art tradition of the Basotho, which is similar to, but differs in many respects from, the Ndebele mural art tradition. Many of the interesting and often complex Ditema patterns made on the walls of huts appear to have been rich in symbolism relating to the culture of the Basotho, though these meanings, and the tradition itself, is fast disappearing.