Ndebele House Hat

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Language:
English
Brand:
Independent Designer
Designer:
Idle Hands Knits
Craft:
Knitting
Format:
Downloadable PDF
Skill Level:
Advanced
Pages:
1

Description

Thanks for supporting this project!! $321 went to Doctor's Without Borders to fight Ebola.

100% of Proceeds to Doctors Without Borders to help in the Ebola Crisis through DEC 31, 2014.

The Ndebele Women of South Africa carry on a long-standing tradition of painting the walls of their homes with large, graphic designs. Long ago they were painted with natural materials: soot & limestone, black & white. Today the houses are painted in bright colors using commercial paint and thick, dark outlines. The geometric designs tell the passersby what is happening in their family; marriages, births etc... they also say “we are Ndebele.” The designs are amazing and are mostly straight lines, squares & triangles - and always designed, drawn (freehand) and painted by women. Amazing skills.

This hat honors the Ndebele house painting tradition. Color choices are yours, traditional black and white or modern with bright red, sky blue, gold, green, white and black and a surprise

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