Khumbulani Craft was established in 1999 and its objective was to alleviate poverty in the surrounding rural areas. This establishment has grown substantially over the years and now works with more than 350 crafters located throughout KZN and Mpumalanga.
Their crafts range from the most beautifully crafted stone salt and pepper cellars to wooden bangles, quilts, bowls and the list just goes on. I would strongly suggest you visit their site to view their stock.
One of the products that stood out the most was the glass beaded necklaces. I never really take much note of African beads because they all generally look the same but these necklaces are made from recycled glass donated by the nearby Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve and they are quite stunning! Bright colours with organic shapes, these necklaces would make a great accent to any outfit. They have also been stamped as environmentally friendly which is great for all the tree huggers out there.
The Phuthu X Factor:
The women that make these products are generally the sole providers for their families, most of whom are situated on the outskirts of the Kruger National Park. Khumbulani hosts a platform for these ladies to display their goodies, helping them to better themselves with the poverty stricken situation that they face, they are also a non-profit organisation which gives you that much more reason to support them.
Location and contact details:
1st Floor, North Wing
147 Hendrik Verwoerd Drive
If you know of any hidden talent please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and expose our South African talent!
Khumbulani Craft gets Phuthu’s pat of approval!