Amagugu International Heritage Centre (Zimbabwe)


Amagugu International Heritage Centre (Zimbabwe)

The Amagugu International Heritage Centre, which opened in 2012 in Bulawayo (Zimbabwe), aimed at researching and documenting African cultural practices and rituals, has been running two projects -Painted homes (about the painting of rural homes by women) and Bhudaza (on the painting of faces). 

They have also written a report that outlines all facets of hut painting - purpose, soil acquisition, soil types, colour combinations, hut painting process, tools used, gender dimension, symbolism, images of winning homesteads and transmission of the skill among many other elements. For more information see below, and contact them through their Facebook page. We hope to hear more about their work from Pathisa Nyathi.

Revitalising the art of painting houses

Simbdea, società italiana per la museografia e i beni demoetnoantropologici.

c/o Museo internazionale delle marionette Antonio Pasqualino
Piazzetta Antonio Pasqualino 5 - 90133 Palermo

CF: 03251180406

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