AFRIKA ANIMALS Folk Forms
Handcrafted by a co-operative of women in South Africa who are bringing back to life the craft of beading in an extrodianry contemporary project. From the impoverished townships of Cape Town, these pieces have been the subject of a sell out exhibition at Sotherby's and are held in the Smithsonian collection, they are also the focus of the documentary Bigger than Barbie. The Shop Floor Project is excited to be showcasing a collection of new works.
The project is dedicated to reviving the tradition of African Beadwork,
taking the love and knowledge that is passed down, over the centuries, from mother to child and becoming a bridge from traditional bead works into contemporary artworks.