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Posts Tagged ‘arts and crafts

Monkey Apples dry in the sun at Terra Boma Farm, South Africa

January 2, 2009

The monkey apples that were picked in South Africa during August last year are now drying in the sun at the Worx of Africa Farm Terra Boma. The drying is the first part of the process in the hand decoration of the seed pods to make the beautiful decorations. Kenneth works at the farm […]

Beaded Gifts From South Africa

September 26, 2008

Kendrick Imports orders Beaded Gifts Beaded gifts from South Africa will soon be available at Whilst in South Africa recently we met up with a talented craftsman from Zimbabwe called Owen. Owen was working in South Africa as he could not make a living in Zimbabwe at the moment. We loved Owen’s optimistic outlook […]

Ethical Trade With Gifts From Africa

August 5, 2008

Potential new products for Kendrick Imports Whilst in the local craft market in Natal South Africa this morning, we met Owen. He is working in Durban with his two brothers hand-making beaded crafts. Owen is originally from Zimbabwe and has most of his family there. By making his goods in South Africa and selling them […]

The Monkey Apple Tree

July 30, 2008

Whilst out walking this morning, we came across this monkey apple tree. As it is winter here in South Africa the trees have no leaves, and the grass is brown! The tree is common throughout Southern Africa. The tree is browsed by small game and the leaves and roots of the tee are used medicinally. […]

Monkey Apples

July 9, 2008

What are monkey apples? Monkey apples are the natural dried fruit that come from the Strychnos family of plants which are found in South Africa. Strychnos fruits are almost spherical and turn yellow when they are ripe. They are fleshy inside their thick woody shells. The fruit has a citrus fragrance. Collection: The fruits are […]