The Kopanang Universe Canticle

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: March 22, 2011     To: May 22, 2011
The Kopanang Universe Canticle
Sibongile. Our Sacred Earth is Dying - Extinction of the Species (Section of the Kopanang Universe Canticle).

The Kopanang Universe Canticle is series of panels measuring over 32.5 metres in length, detailing the unfolding of evolution through painstaking, exquisite, hand embroidered stitches. It was created by 17 women from the Kopanang Community Trust, who live in a community 55km southeast of Johannesburg. The Kopanang Universe Canticle has toured extensively around the USA and within South Africa, and was exhibited recently at the Origins Centre at Wits University. It presents a wonderful and thought-provoking view of the history of life, the development of human society, and our connection with the universe.


Valerie Minies
Tel: +27 (0)21 481 3897

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