African Artists at Work

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Here is an artisan at Kapula using the paint imported all the way from Germany! African Artists, Artist At Work, Gift Baskets, Handicraft, Unique Gifts, Germany, Artisan, Paint, Handmade

Here is an artisan at Kapula using the paint imported all the way from Germany!

Damion and Julian have recently joined Themba to help him as he plans to increase his product line. Suede Handbags, African Artists, Artist At Work, Handicraft, Unique Gifts, Poses, Handmade, Craft, Figure Poses

Damion and Julian have recently joined Themba to help him as he plans to increase his product line. #handmadeproducts #giftwithacause #uniquegifts #handbags #giftswithapurpose #uniquegifts #suedehandbags #suedepurses #purses #africanpride #africanheritage #Thembisa #Johannesburg #suede

Themba's workshop #handmadeproducts #giftwithacause #uniquegifts #handbags #giftswithapurpose #uniquegifts #suedehandbags #suedepurses #purses #africanpride #africanheritage #Thembisa #Johannesburg Suede Handbags, African Artists, Artist At Work, Unique Gifts, Shed, Outdoor Structures, Poses, Outdoor Decor, Workshop

Themba's workshop #handmadeproducts #giftwithacause #uniquegifts #handbags #giftswithapurpose #uniquegifts #suedehandbags #suedepurses #purses #africanpride #africanheritage #Thembisa #Johannesburg

Themba with his boys making his beautiful handbags. Suede Handbags, African Artists, Beautiful Handbags, He's Beautiful, Artist At Work, Handicraft, Unique Gifts, Poses, Handmade

Themba with his boys making his beautiful handbags. #handmadeproducts #giftwithacause #uniquegifts #handbags #giftswithapurpose #uniquegifts #suedehandbags #suedepurses #purses #africanpride #africanheritage #Thembisa #Johannesburg

Themba is the Xhosa word for ‘hope’, an appropriate name for this talented artisan. Xhosa, African Artists, Artist At Work, Unique Gifts, Artisan, Poses, Handbags, Figure Poses, Totes

Themba is the Xhosa word for ‘hope’, an appropriate name for this talented artisan. #handmadeproducts #giftwithacause #uniquegifts #handbags #giftswithapurpose #uniquegifts #suede #africansuede #suedepurses #inexpensivegifts #

Godfrey’s family also work with him to support the family. His wife, Rudo, sells the animals at the local markets.  His daughter, Plaxedes, along with colleague Patience, string the beads on to the wire which is then stretched over the animal frame. Godfrey and Rudo have another daughter and son who are attending school. #africanhandicraft #giftswithacause #giftswithapurpose #handmadeproducts #uniquegifts #giftbaskets #giftideas #capetown #southafrica #africanpride #africanheritage African Artists, Artist At Work, Gift Baskets, Handicraft, Patience, Unique Gifts, Daughter, Wire, Poses

Godfrey’s family also work with him to support the family. His wife, Rudo, sells the animals at the local markets. His daughter, Plaxedes, along with colleague Patience, string the beads on to the wire which is then stretched over the animal frame. Godfrey and Rudo have another daughter and son who are attending school. #africanhandicraft #giftswithacause #giftswithapurpose #handmadeproducts #uniquegifts #giftbaskets #giftideas #capetown #southafrica #africanpride #africanheritage

Godfrey and his team make the rhino ornaments included in our Christmas Baskets, but you will see more of their animal family soon! Christmas Baskets, Christmas Ornaments, African Artists, Beaded Animals, Artist At Work, Gift Baskets, Handicraft, Unique Gifts, Artisan

Godfrey and his team make the rhino ornaments included in our Christmas Baskets, but you will see more of their animal family soon! #africanhandicraft #giftswithacause #giftswithapurpose #handmadeproducts #uniquegifts #giftbaskets #giftideas #christmasornaments #africanheritage #africanpride #capetown #southafrica

George is pictured here making a rhino out of recycled tin. He has been working with Godfrey for over 10 years. African Artists, Artist At Work, Gift Baskets, Handicraft, 10 Years, Tin, Unique Gifts, Artisan, Poses

George is pictured here making a rhino out of recycled tin. He has been working with Godfrey for over 10 years. #africanhandicraft #giftswithacause #giftswithapurpose #handmadeproducts #uniquegifts #giftbaskets #giftideas #wireanimals #africanheritage #southafrica #capetown #africanpride

The Artist. The master of making animals from recycled materials. African Artists, Artist At Work, Handicraft, Unique Gifts, Recycling, Coke Cans, Poses, 15 Years, Wild Animals

Godfrey started his creative career making animals and cars out of coke cans 15 years ago. Now he has a small team that work with him in Salt River, just outside Cape Town, where he designs and makes character animals out of recycled metal, wire and beads – each screaming with personality! #africanhandicraft #giftswithacause #giftswithapurpose #handmadeproducts #uniquegifts #giftbaskets #giftideas #capetown #southafrica #africanpride

This is Rima, she comes from South Africa and is so thankful for her job working for Julian. She is seen here painting a table runner, which we sell on our website! African Artists, Job Work, Artist At Work, Gift Baskets, Handicraft, A Table, South Africa, Unique Gifts, Artisan

This is Rima, she comes from South Africa and is so thankful for her job working for Julian. She is seen here painting a table runner, which we sell on our website! #giftswithapurpose #giftswithacause #uniquegifts #africanhandicraft #homedecor #handmadeproducts #tablerunner #africanpride #africanheritage

special moms in many places Natasha paints these beautiful designs on fabric with no pattern! She knows every purchase helps her support her two children. African Artists, Unique Gifts, Handmade Gifts, African Design, Second Child, Mother Day Gifts, Artist At Work, Beautiful Hands, Gift Baskets

Each contemporary and African design is created by Julian himself- exclusive designs are also available. The fabric ‘artist’ once trained, creates the beautiful hand painted cloth without use of a pattern. Every piece starts with a plain white piece of cloth! Our candle coasters are currently made by Julian’s team and we plan to offer some very special soft goods products soon. #giftswithapurpose #uniquegifts #handmadeproducts #giftideas #homedecor #tablerunner #africanpride…

Julian Keyser takes great pride in the vast range of ceramic products and soft goods produced and hand painted by his dedicated team, located in the heartland of the Overberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa.  His artists are drawn from the local community and trained in the factory, providing employment for many who otherwise would not have an income to support themselves and their families. #giftswithapurpose #giftswithacause #uniquegifts #africanhandicraft #homedecor… Ceramic Products, African Artists, Home Food, Heartland, Artist At Work, Handicraft, South Africa, Families, Cape

Julian Keyser takes great pride in the vast range of ceramic products and soft goods produced and hand painted by his dedicated team, located in the heartland of the Overberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa. His artists are drawn from the local community and trained in the factory, providing employment for many who otherwise would not have an income to support themselves and their families. #giftswithapurpose #giftswithacause #uniquegifts #africanhandicraft #homedecor…

In a rural farming community to the northwest of Cape Town, is the home to the Institute for the Blind.  Their mission is to provide accommodation, care, and support for the blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind.  The Institute supports a workshop where these individuals are employed and make products including mattresses, cane goods and carpets to name a few.  #giftswithapurpose #giftswithacause #uniquegifts #homedecor #handmadeproducts #blindhelpingblind #blindcommunity… African Artists, Outdoor Furniture Sets, Outdoor Decor, Artist At Work, Gift Baskets, Handicraft, Blinds, Unique Gifts, Artisan

In a rural farming community to the northwest of Cape Town, is the home to the Institute for the Blind. Their mission is to provide accommodation, care, and support for the blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind. The Institute supports a workshop where these individuals are employed and make products including mattresses, cane goods and carpets to name a few. #giftswithapurpose #giftswithacause #uniquegifts #homedecor #handmadeproducts #blindhelpingblind #blindcommunity…

In a rural farming community to the northwest of Cape Town, is the home to the Institute for the Blind. Their mission is to provide accommodation, care, and support for the blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind.  The Institute supports a workshop where these individuals are employed and make products including mattresses, cane goods and carpets to name a few.  #giftswithapurpose #giftswithacause #uniquegifts #homedecor #handmadeproducts #guidedog #blindcommunity #blindhelpingblind African Artists, Guide Dog, Mattresses, Cape Town, Artist At Work, Handicraft, Farming, Carpets, Blinds

In a rural farming community to the northwest of Cape Town, is the home to the Institute for the Blind. Their mission is to provide accommodation, care, and support for the blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind. The Institute supports a workshop where these individuals are employed and make products including mattresses, cane goods and carpets to name a few. #giftswithapurpose #giftswithacause #uniquegifts #homedecor #handmadeproducts #guidedog #blindcommunity #blindhelpingblind

In a rural farming community to the northwest of Cape Town, is the home to the Institute for the Blind. Their mission is to provide accommodation, care, and support for the blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind.  The Institute supports a workshop where these individuals are employed and make products including mattresses, cane goods and carpets to name a few.  #giftswithapurpose #giftswithacause #uniquegifts #africanhandicraft #homedecor #handmadeproducts #instituteoftheblind… African Artists, Mattresses, Cape Town, Artist At Work, Handicraft, Farming, Carpets, Blinds, Unique Gifts

In a rural farming community to the northwest of Cape Town, is the home to the Institute for the Blind. Their mission is to provide accommodation, care, and support for the blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind. The Institute supports a workshop where these individuals are employed and make products including mattresses, cane goods and carpets to name a few. #giftswithapurpose #giftswithacause #uniquegifts #africanhandicraft #homedecor #handmadeproducts #instituteoftheblind…