Cotton Doll Puppets
May be used as puppets or they look terrific just hanging around!
Size Approx 40 cm
This is a Fair Trade Product, part of the proceeds go back to the community and is made in India.
These baskets are woven by a group of over 700 rural women in the mountains of Swaziland.
Their aim is to create innovative contemporary designs using traditional hand skills and locally sustainable raw materials. Their aim is to create innovative contemporary designs using traditional hand skills and locally sustainable raw materials. They use Lutindzi grass.
The women, many of whom are grandmothers, work from home enabling them to maintain a traditional lifestyle and to care for their own children, and many vulnerable or orphaned children within their community.
size 21 cm dia
The Ndebele are among the smallest tribes in Southern Africa, but are easily one of the most colourful and distinctive. Over the years dolls have played an important part in Ndebele culture. During courtship, a suitor would place a doll outside a young woman’s hut, indicating his intention to propose mariage to her.
28 cm H