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Noria Mabasa

The Order of the Baobab in

Noria Mabasa Awarded for:
Exceptional achievements in unique forms of fine arts under trying circumstances.

Profile of Noria Mabasa

Noria Mabasa is a fearless artist who for the past 30 years has excelled in the competitive world of art in South Africa and abroad. She started in 1983 as a clay-figure artist. When she decided to move to woodcarving in 1994, she was seen as a rebel among traditionalists and her fellow male artists.

A substantial number of articles have been written about her and are in circulation both locally and internationally. Major reference books on South African art and artists may not be complete without her work and contribution to arts and culture.