Bread City Basketball


Ndebele Whiplash
May 13, 2007, 10:14 pm
Filed under: Art, Bread City | Tags: , , ,

Catch me in the 80’s drop
old school Mercedes
with a brand new baby glock
right from my Lady’s sock.
-Ghostface Killah

The Ndebele pattern is a brightly colored motif traditionally painted on houses as a form of coded communication between the South African Ndebele people. Created to transmit messages during times of war and strife, the pattern still functions as a visual language, and is still only painted by women. A Ndebele house mural  might announce a wedding, warn off an evil spirit, or spread some juicy gossip. Esther Mahlangu, a Ndebele artist, was commissioned by BMW in 1991 to customize this 525i.

BMW Ndebele Art Car

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Cool funky car..

Comment by whiplash claims

I AM PROUD OF BEING A NDEBELE

Comment by Sakhiwe Kokela




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