Culture & Art from Central Africa

Leonard Chikasasa

Leonard Chikasasa – Risen Christ

Malawi – Dedza District – Mua Parish   Christ is depicted on a background of geometrical patterns forming a cross not crucified but risen. He wears a large cloth-like priestly garment that suggests a traditional rain priest, i.e. a shrine officiant in the Mbewe¬†caste. Christ is chief priest; and the detail of the priestly garment,…

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Leonard Chikasasa – Creation

Malawi – Dedza Diocese – Mua Parish – Parish Church   Leonard Chikasasa’s association with Claude Boucher predates the establishment of Kungoni Centre in 1976. This panel, together with his fine depiction of the Risen Christ, were originally the only decorative devices in the parish church. Against a characteristic background of geometric patterns, applied directly…

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