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Ritual Artefacts was part of Dr Sechaba Maape’s PhD Study in which he was investigating the role of ritual in climate change adaptation during the Holocene period in his hometown of Kuruman. The artefacts were made as an experiment in which Dr Maape was exploring how and potency is given to ritual artefacts for the purposes of inducing dissolution in the ritual participant. It is through their enigmatic forms as well as the secrecy of concealing them in a leather pouch which already has cultural potency that gave the artefacts the power to induce dissolution. The artefacts are thus not merely sculptures but are useful art similar to the stolen art that was taken from Africa through colonisation, thus achieving repatriation through creation. Dr Maape has also used these artefacts as part of the design of this website. 

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