Athi Patra Ruga, Convention…Procession…Elevation…

Athi-Patra Ruga2013

Social Fabric

Social Fabric
Cape Town, South Africa

Athi-Patra Ruga’s vivid tapestries imagine a futuristic landscape populated with an ultra-stylish cast of recurring characters that, while it has all the hallmarks of fantasy, draws inspiration from South Africa’s recent past and present. Where fashion enforces a definite here-and-now, an endless present, Ruga invents an elusive utopia that runs alongside and ahead of us.


  • Title: Athi Patra Ruga, Convention…Procession…Elevation…
  • Creator: Athi Patra Ruga
  • Date Created: 2013
  • Location Created: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Physical Dimensions: 300cm x 175cm
  • Provenance: South Africa
  • Fashion Show: Social Fabric journeys part 1
  • Type: photograph, of an artwork
  • Photographer: Whatiftheworld Gallery
  • Original Source: Anna Stielau
  • Rights: Social Fabric
  • Medium: wool and thread on tapestry on canvas

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