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Esther Mahlangu, born in 1935 on a farm outside Middleburg, was the first of nine children - six boys and three girls. Following traditions ...

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Esther Mahlangu, born in 1935 on a farm outside Middleburg, was the first of nine children - six boys and three girls. Following traditions passed down from her mother and grandmother, she learned traditional Ndebele wall painting and beadwork as a child.

Today we find out how it came to be that Esther Mahlangu, a humble painter from Mpumalanga, caught the attention of international art lovers and found herself showcasing her traditions on a global scale