Category Archives: Machangana culture

An amazing mollusk: the Giant African Land Snail, revered totem of the Chauke Clan…

I love sketching the shells of these snails, so sculptural…. Achatina fulica is a species of land snail in the family Achatinidae, known commonly as the  giant African land snail. Wikipedia says: Outside of its native range this snail thrives … Continue reading

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Mahenye Charitable Trust and Changana Culture; beading and beautiful ladies…

The Changana ladies at Chief Mahenye’s village have a strong tradition of beading…. Look at these deeply gathered skirts that they embellish with numerous seed beads… Some of my personal necklaces, bought from these talented ladies… NOTE: excerpt from my … Continue reading

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Rabies, Vets and River Sunsets; Wild dogs and Domestic dogs….

Whew, after the rush and fun of Valentine’s weekend, the pace of life has not slowed down….nor did we expect it to! We do still make time to sit and watch the sunset every now and then, though….with the end … Continue reading

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Basket Case II Exhibition

Basket Case II Exhibition @ National Gallery of Zimbabwe is on until 15th December. The EUNIC Zimbabwe Cluster (British Council, Alliance Française and the Zimbabwe German Society) and the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, would like to invite you to … Continue reading

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Clive Stockil – winner of the Tusk Trust Prince William Award …..

Clive Stockil is the proud winner of the Tusk Trust Prince William Award for a Lifetime dedication to Conservation! We are in the wilderness of Zimbabwe! please keep visiting this post as we travel through the wild areas of Gonarezhou, … Continue reading

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Mahenye dancers practice for the Harare Carnival

We drive into a family compound in the Mahenye village to watch two dance teams display their prowess, before they head off to the Harare Carnival…The painted huts are a delight….I am always struck by the beauty and intensity of … Continue reading

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Machangana Culture

Visit my page: Machangana Culture. what an inspiring community the Machangana, (Shangaan ) people are…..thoroughly embracing modern technology and a competitive world, yet they embrace and respect cultural and family tradition as well…

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