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Hand Picked Crafts in the Drakesberg Mountains


Local Drakensberg communities have developd a dynamic network of African artists and craftswomen who exhibit their work though local projects. Rural pot makers, beaders, leather workers and wire artists produce an extraordinary range of exquisite handcrafted treasures. Plaited and woven grasses (uhashu) are used to create baskets, bowls and mats in natural colours. All jewelry is authentically African in origin, with subtle messages incorporated into intricate designs that are passed down through the generations from mother to daughter. Cow-skin drums, sculptured wooden animals and figurines and handmade African dolls abound. By these means Zulus develop skills and generate income; thereby nurturing families and developing communities.

Drakensberg arts and crafts
Drakensberg arts and crafts


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