Handicrafts is a South African based wholesaler and distributor of indigenous African craft and art products. Our unique products represent the people who created them and offer a window into their culture and traditions.
These products have an inherent traditional value in that they tell a story as experienced by either their creators or as part of a cultural experience passed on from generation to generation. Each of our products are marked by great craftmanship and authenticity and are made of indigenous raw materials.
Our range of products are created by both men and women as a source of income. For most artists, especially women, this has proven to be a great empowerment tool that is leading to better societies and financial stability in many homes.
For a good part of our local history, these amazing works of art have remained in rural areas until in later years when the international market took notice of their value and started drawing out most of our local artists to meet this new global demand.
At Handicraft, we source the best of the local art from various regions and put them in one central database where our clients can have easy access in reviewing and ordering them online from the comfort of their homes. This arrangement means that we do not only meet global demand but also empower local artists by providing them with a source of livelihood and demand for their products. It is important to understand that small businesses are a powerful economic engine that helps fuel economies at all levels and as such, by empowering our local art we help to empower the African people and continent as a whole.