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Umagokosha Designs’ Magdeline Mbedzi proudly displays the headdresses and handbags that she created.

Craft Fair promotes local artists


Artistically crafted works of art, clothes, accessories and delicate beaded jewellery were on show in Polokwane where the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture hosted a well attended Craft Fair last Saturday.
Stalls were set up in the lobby and Live-Inn Room Restaurant, creating a warm and cosy atmosphere where art lovers and shoppers could hide from the icy, blustery weather outside.
The soothing sounds of local musicians filled the air throughout the exhibition and visitors were invited to relax in the restaurant area while enjoying the sounds of Baldwin Kay and Curvey Keys.
Prenisha Rajdev, Marketing Manager of the Park Inn by Radisson Polokwane, explained that the fair was held to showcase local talent and to give entrepreneurs an opportunity to sell their art work. She added that the fair will be hosted at the hotel every three months and that the aim was to give different crafters a chance to introduce their wares to the public.

Story and photos: MARKI FRANKEN
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Rachel Letsoalo owns Setšo Artwear and makes beautifully beaded accessories.

Peter Leso creates art from beautiful pieces of wood.

RoziRosim Design and Supply is the brain child of Rosemary Morero and she manufactures unique footwear.

Baldwin Hlongwane, better known as Baldwin Kay on stage, provided entertainment at the craft fair.

Murwa Phaswaha in front of the paintings that he created.