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An image of Zulu Miner / Warrior by Freddy Ramabulana

Freddy Ramabulana

(South Africa 1930 – )

Zulu Miner / Warrior
early 1990s
Media category
Materials used
carved wood figure, clothing, metal hat, hide shield, metal spear, carved wood knife

figure: 185.0 x 40.0 x 30.0 cm:

a - figure; 181 x 40 x 30 cm; figure with hat

a - figure; 185 x 40 x 30 cm; length

b - hat; 29 x 25.5 x 14 cm; length

c - shield; 62 x 37 cm

d - knife; 49 cm

e - spear; 94 cm

Purchased 1994
Accession number
© Freddy Ramabulana
Not on display
Further information

Freddy Ramabulana was born in Venda, South Africa in 1930. He is a very traditional man, with a background in traditional woodcarving and wire weaving. His figures are roughly carved, often dressed in Western clothing, with glass eyes and wigs. Ramabulana is a distinctive carver, his figures expressing the unhappy relationships that exist between many of the indigenous people of South Africa and the consumerism of the West.

Exhibition history (1)

African Marketplace, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Paddington, 22 Aug 2002–28 Sep 2002