Traditional Craft – Case Studies – ZenZulu and Zimele

CASE STUDIES – ZenZulu and Zimele , VIDEO – MIELIE Designs, WHAT is SUSTAINABLE DESIGN?, WHAT is TRADITIONAL CRAFT? WHAT is SOCIAL-RESPONSIBLE DESIGN?

TRADITIONAL CRAFT- A closer look at the traditional history of South African crafts, the value and function  of practicing craft and the materials and techniques used.

Both ZenZulu and Zimele are South African design groups who focus on the development of communities through craft.

ZenZulu

The traditional basket weaving techniques of the Zulu people can be seen in the ZenZulu hand woven bowls and vessels in various shapes and colours.

Like Zulu baskets their bowls are hand woven, but they are intended as decorative art works rather than as functional objects. They use wire instead of the traditional materials of the area, traditionally used by Zulu weavers. – Read more …

CASE STUDIES:

ZenZulu (Case Study)

ZenZulu (Gevallestudie -Afrikaans)

Zimele

Disk-Necklaces

Zimele focuses on developing community self-reliance through crafts. Read more…

Zimele Craft for Social Empowerment (Case Study)

WHAT IS SOUTH AFRICAN TRADITIONAL CRAFT?

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Traditional craft is is part of an indigenous cultural heritage. Examples of traditional craft in South African cultural groups are:

  • Basketry – Zulu, N’debele
  • Beadwork – Xhosa, Zulu or N’debele
  • Pottery – Zulu
A closer look at Traditional Craft …Read More

EXPLORING SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Some designers explore sustainable materials and transforms them into functional design products.

Sustainable designs reconnect people back to the natural environment through the use of local, natural materials that are non-toxic and can be recycled.

WHAT is  SUSTAINABLE DESIGN? Read more…/ Watch VIDEO…
WHAT is SOCIAL-RESPONSIBLE DESIGN? Read more…
WAT is VOLHOUBARE ONTWERP? Lees meer…/ Kyk VIDOE…
WAT is SOSIALE VERANTWOORDELIKE ONTWERP? Lees meer…
 

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