Local is lekker when it comes to choosing gifts this Christmas. It is really tempting to pop into the local chain store and buy a gift pack on special. However, put your cards away because South Africa is bursting with design talent and highlighted are just a few of the stocking fillers you can find.
1. Wire Animal Masks – Small from Loving Africa (R200)
Wired Women is a collective of talented bead & wire artists from Lwandle. As part of our mission to support underrepresented artists, Art Aids Art sponsored this group of women and purchases do the same.
2. Veld Cushion by Mongoose from Babazeka (R220)
Not only has Mongoose provided jobs for people in the Pretoria area, but it also supports different rural communities around South Africa. A number of their products have been made using fabrics which are hand-printed or beaded by rural women.
3. Hot Stone Massage Set from The Pause Room (R153.90)
Indulge your partner with a sensual hot stone massage. Contains: ceramic bowl, massage stones, Pause massage oil and Pause two-tone soap.
4. Blue Beadwork Earrings by Beverly Price at Loving Africa (R200)
The images of blue South African bead work are set in special thick foil, which is decorated with delicate impressions. Links are silver plate. Handcrafted in South Africa.
5. Jabu Bag by Babazeka (R160)
Made from print material produced in Mozambique. Print on fabric is a navy blue and orange design with black lining. A small inside pocket is ideal for keys and cellphones. Zipper and side pull-ties ensures safe closure of all contents.
Hoping you find the ideal gift for your loved ones this season!