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What stories these stones would tell….

On display at the Circa Gallery in Rosebank is a beautiful display of 100  grinding stones collected from rural Mpumalanga.

CARLO Gamberini, a collector of grinding stones, is showcasing 100 grinding stones from 250 stones he has in his garden. These beautiful stones were all naturally sculpted by women in the process of grinding maize.

Gamberini’s collection, “Between rock: grinding stones from southern Africa,” is on exhibition at the Circa gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa .

The stones have been collected from villages in Mpumalanga, where they are no longer used by the villagers, says Gamberini. He has collected the stones over the past 10 years. “It is not about the stones, it is about meeting people and hearing their stories,” he adds.

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And to others, these grinding stones are much more than just Arty Facts ….

“Wathint’ abafazi, wathint’ imbokodo”

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