Bag and Knitted Bear and Rabbit
Hand Knitted Bear and Rabbit from Lima, Peru
These craftswomen know their rights, have high self-esteem and generate economic income for themselves and their families. they also contribute to sustainable human development with gender equality. Manuela Ramos supports them by providing training, consulting services and searching new markets that recognise and value their products.
Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu
Judy Napangardi Watson
Judy was born at Yarungkanji, Mt Doreen Station, at the time when many Warlpiri and other Central and Western Desert Peoples were living a traditional nomadic life.
The country associated with this painting is Mina Mina, a place far to the West of Yuendumu, which is significant to Napangardi and Napanangka women, the custodians of the Jukurrpa that created the area.
Wild Bunch Knitted Animals
Gogo Olive Shamwari’s and Shumba’s
Gogo Olive was born in Zimbabwe to empower local women – each product is lovingly handmade and is as individual and cheerful as the lady who knitted it.
Hope (V) to trust or believe
Knit (N) to join or be joined together
Shamwari’s are knitted using a mixture of wool, acrylic and polymid which is a polyester stuffing. Please care for your Shamwari by gentle sponge cleaning.
Some Shamwari’s have a Shumba (baby) and both Shamwari’s and Shumba’s come with their own names and want to be your friend. They are very excited about their new adventures and are wearing their favourite sweaters just in case it gets chilly.
Assorted Shamwari’s and Shumba’s
Price Range $23.50 – $47.20
From humble beginnings as a small craft operation, the production of this ‘Raku’ pottery now employs over 45 people from a small town outside of Capetown in South Africa. All the pieces are handmade and hand painted before being fired at 950 degrees celsius. They are then placed in smouldering sawdust which blackens the crazes. This process is largely uncontrolled and the slight imperfections that appear in the glaze makes each piece unique. Assorted ceramic pieces available. Assorted prices.