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Published: 28 November 2020

By Andy Ross

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Embroidery and apartheid

During apartheid in South Africa, black women were affected by a multitude of conflicts and that legacy continues today. 

In an attempt to break through the silence endured by black women in the country, Puleng Segalo undertook to understand their experiences, using embroidery as a way to draw stories and memories out. An article on The Conversation explains the concept of the project which offers ways to promote healing while challenging stereotypes. A fascinating and powerful  study into the power of making. 

Thank you to our South African reader who sent this in. 

(Picture on this page, courtesy of Segalo Puleng)