arts and crafts

July 17, 2013

100% Namibian sewing project

Beautiful. Colourful. Top quality. Hand-made. These are just some of the delights interwoven into the products produced by the Iyaloo community Sewing project. From dolls, to […]
July 18, 2013

Makalani Palm Nuts

Text and photos by Ginger Mauney  Tall, elegant trees with long, fan-shaped leaves armed with sharp, black thorns – this is the makalani palm, Hyphaene petersiana, […]
October 14, 2013

Craft’s healing – Penduka

Text and photos by Joseph F Kwashi Glowing with admiration, the tourists meander around the shop. The handmade wares are so beautiful. So intricate. The detail […]
October 15, 2013

Namibia under one roof – Namibia Crafts Centre

Text and photographs Ron Swilling Expertly woven baskets, carved makalani kernels, stylish San ostrich-eggshell jewellery, richly dyed wild-silk scarves, Himba bracelets, attractive handmade paper, hand-woven carpets, striking textiles […]
October 15, 2013

Fashion Pambili Young Designers

The Pambili Young Designers initiative is aimed at providing the ultimate platform for its member designers to market and trade their designer items. Their products can […]
October 16, 2013

!IKhoba – Dignity and empowerment for women

Text and photographs Ed Jenkins In 1983 the !Ikhoba Textile Project was born on a farm near Otjiwarongo in north-central Namibia. For almost three decades, !Ikhoba has […]
October 16, 2013

Hasegurure – Namibia Crafts Centre

Damara for ‘let’s make it, hasegurure is exactly what Angelica Eichas and Petra Naruses are doing. Between them they create unique wirecraft and beadwork, with lampshades […]
October 17, 2013

Omba Arts Trust Baskets

The two types of baskets illustrated have been designed and made by rural women in northern Namibia. The Omba Arts Trust is a registered Fair Trade […]
October 18, 2013

Ondjaba Art Shop – Namibia Crafts Centre

The distinctive pink-and-black striped material used for the traditional dresses worn by Namibia’s Owambo women can be purchased at the Ondjaba Art Shop in the Namibia […]
January 20, 2014

Namibia Craft Centre: African Chic

By Jana-Mari Smith As an offshoot of the success of the !Ikhoba project, which started 30 years ago, the African Chic stall at the Namibia Craft […]

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