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Ndebele Artist Popularizes Traditional Technique

Esther Mahlangu is almost 80 but she's still going strong. For decades, she has practiced the traditional art of her tribe, the Ndebele, located in northeastern South Africa.     "This was the old way of doing it, when it was done with black and white soil mixed with powder," Mahlangu said, "and you would draw the pattern with your fingers."   Today Ndebele art is colorful with symmetrical patterns. Mahlangu learned to paint from the...

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