Battle Cave characters


The Battle Cave is well known for it’s Bushman/San paintings. But I did not expect to find these three in amongst the plethora of more familiar images. The positioning of the figures, the subtle differences between them, their delightful stance. They tell a complete story, a universal story,  a story that dwells in our very bones. They might be shamans as is the current understanding of much Bushman art. The tall hats might even affirm this. To see them after a long hike into the valley from Injesuthi was both a surprise and a re-meeting of old friends.

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