Handmade Frog in Wire and Beads - South Africa


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Handmade in South Africa from wire and small glass beads, this beaded frog is 4 inches long. Often refered to as township art these pieces are part of modern South African culture.

Meet the Artisans

Township Art

Township Art is made across South Africa and Zimbabwe, Pieces in this category are made by a variety of artisans. The beaded animals are imported from South Africa but the artisans of Mhotsi Arts a co operative of twelve people,eight men and four women are situated in Chitungwiza,a township 15 kilometers south of Harare in Zimbabwe. The cooperative was formed in 2004 to enable market access to the North American market. During recent years daily life for the artisans has become more difficult as exporting from Zimbabwe has become a challenge leading the group to export from South Africa.

Other pieces come from The Bat Shop and Gugu Crafters in South Africa.

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