South African flag from the constitutional court

African Art Centre - South African Flag, 2006

African Art Centre
South African Flag (2006)
Fabric, threads and beads / 6000 x 2500 mm
CCAC #0010

Commissioned as part of the construction of the court building

The creation of the flag required the intensive labour of beaders from KwaZulu-Natal, who worked on separate panels over several months until they were ready to be joined. The vibrant flag stands in contrast with the muted tones of the court chamber.

Photograph source: Wikimedia Commons

Further reading:

Constitutional Court flies the flag, Brand South Africa, 11 Sep 2006: link / PDF

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