The Dove's Footprints

Basketry Patterns in Matebeleland


Book is out of print.


This beautifully designed and illustrated book by Marjorie Locke provides us with the most comprehensive study yet made of basketry as an art form. Aware of the utility as well as the beauty of baskets and basketry, The Dove's Footprints provides us with a record of the origins of the origins and meanings of many of the patterns which decorate baskets, mats and other basketry items crafted in southern and western Zimbabwe, and classifies the fibers and various methods used by the makers.


The Dove's Footprints is more than a lovely book about a traditional craft, it is a very important addition to the corpus of work on Zimbabwe's material culture.


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