Beauty + Function: A Perspective on Ugandan Mekeka

Robertson, Lesli H.
April 2008
Surface Design Journal;Spring2008, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p6
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the important role of mekeka, plaited palm leaf mats, in the Ugandan culture. According to the author, becoming aware of the link of beauty and function deepens one's appreciation of the mats' relation to all aspects of life and work that surround them. Moreover, the author contends that weaving mekeka has become a tradition in Uganda, linking the past to the present, a relationship that deepens its significance.


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