Kaross Embroidered - Olivia Sling Bag
Measures about 10 inches wide and 10 inches high and 1 inches deep
Kaross is an embroidery initiative started in 1989 with five VaTsonga embroiderers and Irma van Rooyen, a visual artist, as creative director and founder. Sitting on a kaross (blanket) the ladies started creating works of art unique to themselves and their cultural background. The objective was to create pieces of excellent quality and a fresh approach to handwork.
Over the past 25 years Kaross has become the voice of 1000+ VaTsonga people and their communities in the Letsitele and Giyani areas of the Limpopo Province. Kaross is about exploring a cultural heritage and re-applying it to modern, marketable products and artworks.
We create opportunities for mainly rural women to make a living by being creative within the realm of their own tradition and background. The job-creation and upliftment aspects of the project remain driving forces and are key to all developmental and business decisions in Kaross.