This placemat is 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 is 32 cm dia
Colours and scenery vary!
They have wonderful 3D Andean embroidered sceneries and colours that reflects happiness.
* Vibrant colours and Peruvian genuine fabrics; adequate for children.
*Made by the women in the villages of the Andean mountains.
*With drawstring closure and straps.
23 cm x 24 cm
Fertility is of major importance to the Ndebele people. A fertility doll is made ( in secret) for the bride by the maternal Grandmother and is ritually presented to her when she enters her new hut after the wedding ceremony.Custom has it that, after the birth of the third child, the fertility doll must be given away, or destroyed,because it is considered unlucky to keep it any longer.