Lodge décor - African Bushman Rock Paintings

Maree Clarkson

Ballito, South Africa

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Lodge décor – African Bushman Paintings

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South African safari lodges are some of the most exquisite and luxurious in all of Africa – give your lodge an edge with these unique Bushman rock paintings décor theme. Guests can even dress up in matching shirts, tops, skirts, leggings and scarves!

Pile up the throw pillows on the bed, the couch and chairs, even the floor! (If you would like the matching throw pillow without the border, please just let me know via the BubbleMail icon here on RB and I will accommodate you.)
Ancient Bushman paintings like these can be seen in many parts of South Africa, especially in the Drakensberg mountains. The Bushmen, or San, are thought to have been the first modern human inhabitants of Southern Africa. Only a few thousand survive today, living mostly in the desert regions. Their art tells of their ancient lives, with particular emphasis on hunting and the animals around them.

The Bushmen are a hunting and gathering people of the Kalahari Desert in Southern Africa. There are many interesting aspects of their culture, but their connection with the natural world is mostly expressed through their rock art and healing/trance dances. The healing dances and the Bushmen’s rock art are both central to the Bushmen’s way of life, and through them we can learn a lot about their lives.

Bushman rock art today is widely threatened by erosion and vandalism. Some of the best known examples are under protection in South Africa’s parks.

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