Tell me more about… wire and beadwork

  Beadwork is widespread through the cultures of Africa. In early times ostrich shells, clay and seed pods were used to create jewellery, decoration and adornment. In more recent times glass beads have replaced these and one of the main exporters of glass beads to South Africa is the Czech Republic.         … Continued Read More

Collection of the Month: People of the Sun

  Venturing a little further north into the African continent we have found the aptly-named People of the Sun. Representing a group of cooperatives based in Malawi that are encouraged to use their considerable artisanal skills to create objects with modern design appeal. Remaining with the animal theme they have produced these delightful two-piece hand-carved … Continued Read More