The Community

Ilala Weavers have built relationships with a number of communities within a 200km radius of Hluhluwe.  The Zulu’s are the largest tribe in Southern Africa, renowned for their artistry and craftsmanship.

Dotted on the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal, there exists a beehive of industry, where numerous women work at the art of basketry.   They have taken the traditional art form and turned it into a way in which to supplement their incomes, and in many cases their only means of income.

The women work in their homes, where they can assimilate basket-making into their normal routine – giving themselves time to raise their children, work in the fields, collect water and other daily chores.

 
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