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Chuma Maweni

iBhunga Table

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Previously shown at Miami 2021 for $38,000.00.

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Chuma Maweni’s distinctive hand-thrown ceramics are a contemporary evolution of traditional Nguni pottery. His iBhunga table is an extension of his Imbizo (“gathering” in Xhosa) collection of clay furniture, originally made in 2018. Traditionally, an ‘imbizo’ is a forum or meeting called by a traditional Xhosa or Zulu leader. His iBhunga table is his first all-timber piece of furniture, whose turned legs developed out of his conical ceramic vessels. Working in collaboration with a carpenter, Maweni carved the walnut tabletop with a unique geometric pattern that took about four weeks to complete.
Traditionally, an “ibhunga” is a council of elders or advisors who come together to discuss important matters affecting the village or community – a fitting name for the large 12-seater table.


American walnut.

Chuma Maweni


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    110.0 x 76.0 x 310.0 cm (43.3 x 29.9 x 122.0 in)

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    South Africa

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    South Africa

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