Mozambique’s Taibo Bacar Revisits Mozambique Colonial Era With Amazing Look Book And Write Up

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After receiving a standing-ovation at the just ended Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017, we bring to you the amazing look book for Taibo Bacar’s showcased fall collection made 100% in Mozambique and titled Muthian Aorera. With it’s presentation was the historical reality of the Mozambqiue people. Read below…


“The makonde are renowned for their wood carving and elaborate masks that are commonly used in ritual dances. There are two different kinds of wood carvings. Shetani (evil spirit), which are mostly carved in heavy ebony, tall, and elegant curved with symbols and nonrepresentational faces. The ujumaa are totem-type carvings which illustrate lifelike faces of people and various figures. These sculptures are usually referred to as “family trees” because they tell stories of many generations.”

“The main ethnic groups in Mozambique are Makhuwa, Tsonga, Makonde, Shangaan, Shona, Sena, Ndau, and other indigenous groups. There are approximately 45,000 Europeans, and 15,000 South Asians. The main religious groups in Mozambique are Christian (57%), Muslim (20%), Indigenous African, and other beliefs.”

“During the last years of the colonial period, Mozambican art reflected the oppression by the colonial power, and became symbol of the resistance. After independence in 1975, the modern art came into a new phase. The two best known and most influential contemporary Mozambican artists are the painter Malangatana Ngwenya and the sculptor Alberto Chissano. Also a lot of the post-independence art during the 1980s and 1990s reflect the political struggle, civil war, suffering, starvation, and struggle.”. presents to you his fall collection as seen below.

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