African Artists at Work

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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…

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…

Zizamele artist making friendship bowls. #giftswithapurpose #giftswithacause #uniquegifts #africanhandicraft #homedecor #handmadeproducts

Zizamele artist making friendship bowls. #giftswithapurpose #giftswithacause #uniquegifts #africanhandicraft #homedecor #handmadeproducts

Zizamele artist making friendship bowls. #giftswithapurpose #giftswithacause #uniquegifts #africanhandicraft #homedecor #handmadeproducts

Zizamele artist making friendship bowls. #giftswithapurpose #giftswithacause #uniquegifts #africanhandicraft #homedecor #handmadeproducts

Hand painting candles - a busy days work! #handpaintedcandles #africancandles #giftswithacause #savetherhino #handmadeproducts #giftbaskets

Photography by Martin Van Niekerk Photography for Kapula Hand painting candles - a busy days work!

Glorious white pillar candles show off a delicate lace design as they burn. Special touch to any wedding.

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

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. #handmadeproducts #giftwithacause #uniquegifts #handbags #giftswithapurpose #uniquegifts #suedehandbags #suedepurses #purses #africanpride #africanheritage #Thembisa #Johannesburg #suede

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

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

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

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.   #handmadeproducts #giftwithacause #uniquegifts #handbags #giftswithapurpose #uniquegifts #suede #africansuede #suedepurses #inexpensivegifts #

Themba is the Xhosa word for ‘hope’, an appropriate name for this talented artisan.

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’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! #africanhandicraft #giftswithacause #giftswithapurpose #handmadeproducts #uniquegifts #giftbaskets #giftideas #christmasornaments #africanheritage #africanpride #capetown #southafrica

Godfrey and his team make the rhino ornaments included in our Christmas Baskets, but you will see more of their animal family soon!

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

George is pictured here making a rhino out of recycled tin. He has been working with Godfrey for over 10 years.

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

Godfrey started his creative career with handmade animals and cars out of coke cans 15 years ago. Now he has a small team that work with him in Salt River, jus

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