South African Arts and Crafts in the Drakensberg

Local communities are more and more developing a dynamic network of African artists and craftswomen from the Drakensberg region in Kwa Zulu Natal South Africa. The Artists are exhibiting their artwork mainly though community support projects.

Arts and Crafts in the making (Zululand)Rural pot makers following traditional techniques combine with bead, leather and wireworkers to produce a distinctive range of handmade gifts. Unique wood carvings porcupine quill jewelry basketwork fill out the range of arts and crafts on offer.

Through this craftwork the women express their natural creativity and generate skills and income, nurturing their families and developing their communities. There are many community upliftment programs mostly small scale motivated by self upliftment of the local people. 

Make an enquiry If you would like to support our local art and craft projects then please email us. 

If you are interested in purchasing any South African Art and Craft then let us know what you are interested in and we will send you some prices. By buying crafts you are supporting our local communities directly. Buy South African Art and Craft

The women of the Drakensberg area are skilled in age-old handcrafts, such as the plaiting and weaving of indigenous grasses - a Zulu tradition that has been handed down from mother to daughter over generations. The woven grass (uhashu) creates baskets, bowls and mats in a wide variety of out-of-Africa colours. The men and young boys also produce uniquely sculptured clay animals and wood carvings

Arts and CraftsIt is possible to buy locally produced arts and crafts from vendors at many other locations in KwaZulu Natal and South Africa. And its about supporting the local people that a route out of poverty can be created.  Arts and crafts of South Africa offer just such an opportunity.

Examples of artworks, arts and crafts available in South Africa

Arts and Crafts in the Northern Drakensberg

Southern Drakensberg - Arts & Crafts

Other Arts and Crafts in South Africa

links to South African Arts and Crafts online

Arts Crafts Links

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