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July 18, 2018

Albert Mangena's Heart Embroidered Artwork

Albert Mangena's heart embroidered artwork

The work entitled: Albert Mangena’s Heart depicts a Sotho man surrounded by his family. He is the centre of the household, and he also keeps his family members dear.

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April 24, 2018

Kaross featured embroiderer for October 2017 Flora Mkhawani

Kaross featured embroiderer for October 2017 Flora Mkhawani

A few words spring to mind when I think of Flora. Perserverance is one of them, and tenacity. Pride and self-worth.

Hers is a story that speaks for many of the women at Kaross. The story of a loving, caring mother and wife who wants more for her children than what she ever had.

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July 25, 2017

Kaross Featured Embroiderer for May: Traiza Chiloane

Kaross Featured Embroiderer for May: Traiza Chiloane

The Kaross embroiderers are so good at what they do, so quietly confident in their demeanour as they carefully hand-embroider every single stitch that goes into Kaross’ functional art pieces, that they actually make it look easy. The opposite is in fact true – Kaross’ products require a lot of skill, involving ability, creativity and precision in large measures.

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March 28, 2017

Ephas Mathebula: designer of the Lion Hunt collection

Ephas Mathebula - Kaross designer

Our second Lion Hunt cloth has just been released, a work of art designed by Ephas Mathebula and hand-embroidered by Elisa Manyama

We are proud to release the second 1x1.8m artwork in the Lion Hunt collection, which will be a limited edition of 5 cloths in total. This follows on from the first Lion Hunt cloth featured in August 2016, which was embroidered by Sylvia Khubayi and was sold shortly after its release. 

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March 28, 2017

Featured Embroiderers for KarossTashas: Noria Mahlaula and Try Kuna

Featured Embroiderers for KarossTashas: Noria Mahlaula and Try Kuna

We think that every person who works for Kaross is special, but then there are some that just become extra special, whose dedication to the art of embroidery produces exceptional quality, and whose craft suddenly seems to make the world a more beautiful place.

Kaross for Tashas – a beautiful idea

When we started working on Kaross for Tashas, we knew that beautiful ideas would remain just that – ideas – unless we could get excellent execution, embroiderers of the highest quality who could translate the ‘feel’ of the concepts into tangible pieces.

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March 09, 2017

Our new Kaross Tashas collection has been released! Inspired by the theme African Splendour

Our new Kaross Tashas collection has been released! Inspired by the theme African Splendour

Did you know that there are elephants in the heart of Johannesburg, the biggest city in Africa? And a few leopard and giraffe, flamingoes and hoopoes, even a shy zebra or two? They peek at you from behind a palm frond, march across the African savannah, chill in front of a cup of coffee, float serenely into view, and will go along to where your imagination takes them.

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March 08, 2017

Kaross featured embroiderer for February: Thandy Ngobeni

Kaross featured embroiderer for February: Thandy Ngobeni

Thandy Ngobeni (37), our featured embroiderer for February, is an entrepeneur in heart and soul. Besides crafting beautiful embroidery for Kaross, she has her own business selling fruit and vegetables in her home village of Nyagelane.

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February 06, 2017

Kaross featured embroiderer for November: Lonia Ngobeni

Kaross featured embroiderer for November: Lonia Ngobeni

A vibrant woman who handcrafts equally striking embroidery

How striking is this navy, turquoise and wine cushion cover with fish design, embroidered by Lonia Ngobeni, our featured embroiderer for November?

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November 02, 2016

Kaross featured embroiderer for October: Elisa Manyama

Kaross featured embroiderer for October: Elisa Manyama

Elisa Manyama (58), who was our featured embroiderer for October, is a woman who exemplifies the Afrikaans saying, “haar hande staan vir niks verkeerd nie”. This literally says that her hands cannot do wrong, and it signifies someone who is good with her hands and is industrious in her work.

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October 03, 2016

Kaross featured embroiderer for September: Sophy Lebepe

Kaross featured embroiderer for September: Sophy Lebepe

Sophy's work reflects her talent and dedication as an embroiderer

Sophy Lebepe (40), was our featured embroiderer for September. She has been embroidering for Kaross for the past 3 years. In this short space of time we have seen her become an exceptional embroiderer who excels at her work.

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