Original Reed Mat

Original Reed Mat

152 x 242 cm, © 2018, not for sale
Three-dimensional | Sculpture | Wood

Original Malawian Reed mat.


February 2018
Reed / henp-rope / twig-rope
242cm x 131cm.


Learned from Zambian contemporary artist David Daut Makala the reed mat plays and important role in the Zambian and Malawian culture. To sit on, eat from, to sleep on and to tell stories from as Zambia and Malawi history is in a large part oral, from mouth to mouth. It is an important individual  and/or household possession.


Working with the khasu, maize, maisflour, table and chairs, it was only logical to find one, order one specially made for this purpose and buy one and ask around for personal meanings and/or stories.