Today is the first day of our Christmas sale at the University of Alberta Hospital. We have 4 long tables set up, full of the wonderful hand crafted items from the Keiskamma Trust. There are warm felted scarves, tea cozies, aprons and tea towels, brightly coloured shopping bags, elephant cushion covers and beaded ornaments […]
February 13-March 20
Inspired by the wonder, beauty and fragility of their natural environment, the women of the tiny village of Bodiam have created intricate tapestries that set birds in beautifully lush surroundings. The women have entitled this work ‘Indalo’, the Xhosa word for ‘nature’. Although life in the Eastern Cape remain challenging, hope and […]
Isishweshwe is a distinctive printed cotton fabric from German design.
An Isishweshwe apron [faskoti] is an important part of a Xhosa woman’s wardrobe.
You first wear an Isishweshwe apron when you are a bride [umakoti].
As a married woman, you are supposed to have one or two or even more Isishweshwe outfits in case there is a […]