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One of a Kind Shona Sculpture - Mbare

Tonga woven basket




  • Benjamin Mashaya

    Benjamin Mashaya

    Benjamin was born in 1986 in a mountainous area of Zimbabwe called Nyanga. Benjamin was drawing by the time he was five years old, and by 16 he began to sculpt. Initially he worked as an apprentice to his brother and his early sculptures were displayed at Nyamhuka Art Gallery in Nyanga. Benjamin is now a full time artist and has exhibited his work all over the world including Germany, Holland, the United Kingdom and in the United States.
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  • Birdwoods Metal Sculpture | Handmade in Zimbabwe

    Birdwoods Metal Sculpture

    The metal bird sculptures are one of our most popular lines. This product line is an exclusive of Mbare Ltd. All of the birds are carefully hand crafted into whimiscal poses, produced from scrap metal and old oil drums. Zimbabwean ingenuity turns this waste into innovative sculptures, with birds of both the African and American variety.
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  • Rufaro Ngoma

    Rufaro Ngoma

    Rufaro was born near Nyanga in 1981 and grew up loving the sculptures in the gallery of Nyanga Craft Centre.

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  • Tavie Cooperative

    Tavie Cooperative

    Tavie products tell a story. A story of passion and pride. A story of thousands of Touareg women in pursuit of a better life for themselves and the village communities they belong to. Tavie gives them this chance. The Touareg are a proud people. They are one of the last remaining tribes still leading a nomadic life. Within the Touareg tribe women have always been in control. They own the tent, take the most important family decisions and pass on the Touareg culture to their children. Unfortunately a mix of circumstances leads to the gradual disintegration of this fascinating culture. Long periods of drought, repressive government measures and the power of Islam make the Touareg believe they are forced to settle in one place. Due to this the Touareg women slowly change from strong matriarchs into subordinates. Nevertheless strength and courage motivate the women to continue fighting for their proud culture and to keep looking for change. Tavie products are a fine reflection of this fascinating culture. The collection is made up of baskets, dishes and bowls all made by hand using the young leaves of the Doum palm. This natural, ecological material is richly abundant in the living environment of the Touareg and the products have always been used in the nomadic life of the people. The craft of working with palm leaves using the technique of ‘poinçon’ has a long and strong tradition in the community of Touareg women.
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