Sara Cao

Sara Cao started her artistic career with the Kuru Art project in 2005. She was born in the late 1930s, and prior to joining the project had never held a pencil or brush in her hands before. Even so, she still had the courage to test her skills together with other people much younger than herself.

Sara Cao counts herself as one of the first in her generation who have worked and earned a living on one of the freehold farms in the Ghanzi District of Botswana. Her parents lived as hunter-gatherers. She recalls wearing traditional skin clothing as a child. Cao has seen many things change during her life and she now enjoys the way the women artists gather in the studio to talk and at the same time let their creativity run wild with bright colours.

Sara Cao loves to depict the things that matters to her, such as her San heritage and the world where she now lives. She  is delighted that the trees and plants she knows so well give added meaning to her life in a new way through her art. She likes to depict the wild plants that are used for food and medicinal uses. Cao often includes wild animals and birds as well as traditional figures in her art. She comments that her art gives her strength and a new confidence.

Sara signs her work Qgocgae.

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Monoprints

Title: Bathing basin, buckets and beaded aprons I
Medium: Monoprint
Size: 50 x 65cm
Price: R 4 500 (excl. VAT)


Title: Bathing basin, buckets and beaded aprons II
Medium: Monoprint
Size: 50 x 65cm
Price: R 
4 500 (excl. VAT)


Title: Bathing basin, buckets and beaded aprons III
Medium: Monoprint
Size: 50 x 65cm
Price: R 
4 500 (excl. VAT)


Title: Morama nut plant I
Medium: Monoprint
Size: 50 x 65cm
Price: SOLD


Title: Morama nut plant II
Medium: Monoprint
Size: 50 x 65cm
Price: R 
4 500 (excl. VAT)


Title: Morama nut plant III
Medium: Monoprint
Size: 50 x 65cm
Price: R 
4 500 (excl. VAT)


Title: Morama nut plant IV
Medium: Monoprint
Size: 50 x 65cm
Price: R 
4 500 (excl. VAT)


Title: Morama nut plant V
Medium: Monoprint
Size: 50 x 65cm
Price: SOLD


Title: Morama nut plant VI
Medium: Monoprint
Size: 50 x 65cm
Price: SOLD


Title: Morama nut plant VII
Medium: Monoprint
Size: 50 x 65cm
Price: R 
4 500 (excl. VAT)


Title: Dungbeetles I
Medium: Monoprint
Size: 65 x 50cm
Price: SOLD


Title: Dungbeetles II
Medium: Monoprint
Size: 65 x 50cm
Price: R 
4 500 (excl. VAT)


Title: Dungbeetles III
Medium: Monoprint
Size: 65 x 50cm
Price: R 
4 500 (excl. VAT)


Title: Dungbeetles IV
Medium: Monoprint
Size: 65 x 50cm
Price: R 
4 500 (excl. VAT)


Title: Dungbeetles V
Medium: Monoprint
Size: 65 x 50cm
Price: SOLD


Title: Dungbeetles VI
Medium: Monoprint
Size: 65 x 50cm
Price: SOLD


Title: Waterbuck family in the veld I
Medium: Monoprint
Size: 50 x 65cm
Price: R 
4 500 (excl. VAT)


Title: Waterbuck family in the veld II
Medium: Monoprint
Size: 50 x 65cm
Price: SOLD


Title: Waterbuck family in the veld III
Medium: Monoprint
Size: 50 x 65cm
Price: SOLD


Title: Waterbuck family in the veld IV
Medium: Monoprint
Size: 50 x 65cm
Price: R 
4 500 (excl. VAT)


Title: Waterbuck family in the veld V
Medium: Monoprint
Size: 50 x 65cm
Price: R 
4 500 (excl. VAT)


Title: Waterbuck family in the veld VI
Medium: Monoprint
Size: 50 x 65cm
Price: SOLD


Click on the links below to see work by other artists from The Kuru Art Project:

Xgaoc’o  X’are

Xaga Tcuixgao

Jan Tcega

Kg'akg'am Tshabu

Ditiro Makwena

Tama Kase

Koaba Coco

Xgaiga Qhomatca

Ennie Coexae Bob

Qauqaua (Artists book)