Swazi Coaster Set of 6 Sunflower
Set of 6 coasters come in a woven Basket, coasters are 11 cm dia
Made in Swaziland from Lutindzi grass
1 in stock
This is a Fair Trade Product, part of the proceeds go back to the community and is hand woven in Swaziland.
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.
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
This table runner 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 136 x 32 cm