James Serole MPHAHLELE

James MPHAHLELE - Dialoga portfolio - Part 17

"Leaving the Chief's Kraal", 1987 - masonite print on paper - Image 39x74 cm

PELMAMA Register AAMC JMPH 87/17



The young men remain at the Capital for a few days and disperse after being entertained by the Chief. He will announce the name of the initiation lodges, e.g. Magasa or Matladi. The picture depicts everyone leaving the Chief's Kraal, the Poet blowing a horn outside. Women carry mats, blankets and dishes. The young men are accompanied by their Elders.


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