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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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September 14, 2016

We visit the Mashabas, where the art of embroidery is family business

We visit the Mashabas, where the art of embroidery is family business

Embroidery is a skill that the VaTsonga people are traditionally good at, but few demonstrate this better than the Mashaba family of Xihoko Village, where the art of embroidery truly runs in the family.

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September 01, 2016

Kaross' featured embroiderer for August: Fosta Mahlaule

Kaross' featured embroiderer for August: Fosta Mahlaule

Fosta Mahlaule was our featured embroiderer for August. The work she does is an honest reflection of everything we try and achieve here at Kaross – she is a woman inspired, empowered and passionate about the expression of her African heritage and culture.

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August 19, 2016

Custom designed embroidered cloth by Ephas Mathebula and Sylvia Khubayi

Custom designed embroidered cloth by Ephas Mathebula and Sylvia Khubayi

This beautiful Kaross cloth was designed by Ephas Mathebula and hand-embroidered by Sylvia Khubayi.

Titled "The Lion Hunt", this 1 x 1.8m artwork reflects Ephas' strong faith and love for God. Ephas is 30 years old and has been living in Mamitwa Village near Kaross all his life. He is the father of Brendon (7), and his wife is expecting their second child, Emmanuel. Besides his love for drawing, Ephas loves his calling as a preacher at the Body of Christ church in Mamitwa.

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August 14, 2016

France meets Africa in a love for handmade embroidery art

France meets Africa in a love for handmade embroidery art

French blogger on couture and textile arts, Sophie Malet, has featured Kaross' handmade embroidery art in a recent post. We love that she journeyed on a 'virtual trip' to Africa, showcasing the story of Kaross amongst other unique embroidered works of art - all rooted in a love for the splendour and colour of this amazing place that is South Africa.

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April 08, 2016

It takes a village to make a difference…

It takes a village to make a difference…

In Africa there is a belief that ‘I am because we are’ as opposed to the more narcissistic Western attitude of ‘We are because I am’ – This deeply ingrained sense of community, putting the ‘WE’ before the ‘I’ is a powerful tool that empowers in ways few people can appreciate.

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