Solid Pebble Spotted Pillow

Wezandla Crafts

$38.00 $18.00


This pillow cover features beautiful hand-applied circular beadwork on a gray background. Made from 100% cotton, it has a zippered closure on the reverse side. Pillow insert is not included. An elegant way to add some South African style to any space.

 

Specs

  • 100% cotton with delicate hand-beaded circles
  • Zipper on reverse for easy closure
  • Suitable for indoor use
  • Pillow insert not included
  • 17 1/2" x 17 1/2"
  • Should fit an 18" pillow
  • Handmade in South Africa

Artist Bio

Wezandla Crafts is tucked away on Elandsberg farm in the northern part of KwaZulu-Natal, on the edge of the rugged hills of old Zululand. Wezandla is a Zulu word meaning “with hands,” signifying their pieces are made meticulously by hand but also the act of reaching out to the local community and helping one another. The Zulus in the area survive on subsistence farming and government grants; unemployment is at a staggering 80%. The poverty and hopelessness of the people prompted the founding of Wezandla Crafts in 1996. The initial idea was for local women to harness traditional skills to create crafts at home in their spare time, as many are house bound. Today Wezandla Crafts has trained close to 400 people in various beadwork techniques and continue to contribute. AIDS is a factor that impacts the lives of many families and Wezandla has been involved in building a crèche as well as making sure proper nutrition is available. Wezandla’s pieces are an elegant way to give back.

 


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