Culture & Art from Central Africa

Friday Jibu

Friday Jibu – Aloe

Malawi – Private Collection   Here, from the same collection, is Friday Jibu’s Aloe. There is a gallery of images of this striking plant growing in Malawi¬†here and there is botanical information¬†here. The most authoritative book length account is by a long serving Anglican missionary: Lane, S.S. (2004). A Field Guide to the Aloes of…

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Friday Jibu – Human Skull

Malawi – Private Collection   Today, another head by a different artist. Kungoni carvers have left Malawi to find work as far afield as Norway and South Africa. On his arrival in Cape Town Friday Jibu, who is the son of Jibu Sani, one of the longest standing of all Kungoni carvers, developed a style…

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