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Beaded chameleon

Object

Decorations

Production date

2005

Object number

2007.93

Physical Description

Model chameleon handmade from wire and beads.

Betty grew up in South Africa and later came to London. She used this model to teach traditional beadwork skills to children in Hackney.

She says, "my beadwork to me is a reminder of who I am".

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Material

Beads
Wire - metal

Exhibition Label

Model Chameleon

Betty Nosipho Hlela made this decorative chameleon with wire and beads. Betty grew up in South Africa and later came to London. She used this model to teach
traditional beadwork skills to children in Hackney.

People Power: Black British Arts & Activism in Hackney 1960s - 2000s
4 October 2016 to 21 January 2017

Beaded Chameleon, 2005

Betty Nosipho Hlela made this decorative chameleon with wire and beads. Betty grew up in South Africa and later came to London. She used this model to teach South African traditional beadwork skills to children in Hackney.

Being African in Hackney: 1960s-2020s
14 September 2021 to 14 February 2022

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No