Marie Peaceylate 1970's

Iziko Museums of South Africa

Iziko Museums of South Africa

isiShweshwe Collection: Using mola applique techniques. In the mid-1980s, as part of a campaign to encourage a means of income amongst women in the apartheid-era Ciskei homeland, Marie Peacey was invited by Nico Ferreira, then Chancellor for Lennox Sebe (President of Ciskei), to teach needlework. For a period of 13 months, she spent alternate weeks at the Ciskeian Small Business Corporation in Mitford, where she taught women to make mola applique squares, which she then assembled into jackets, waistcoats, etc., for sale in clothing boutiques.

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  • Title: Jacket
  • Creator: Marie Peacey
  • Date Created: late 1970's
  • Location Created: Mitford, Eastern Cape
  • Provenance: Juliette Leeb-du Toit Collection, Iziko Soc Hist. J26
  • Photographer: David Larsen / Africa Media Online
  • Original Source: Iziko Museums of Cape Town
  • Rights: Iziko Museums of Cape Town
  • Medium: Fabric includes many Da Gama designs


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