Mogalakwena Craft Art specialises in designing and creating unique artworks as well as interior accessories. We have worked with renowned artist, designers and architects for more than 23 years.


Our work includes bead work, embroidery, sewing, weaving, pottery, knitting, crochet… See our CATALOGUE!


We use beads not only to create jewellery but also sculptures, cushions, panels, bags, keyrings and many other artworks.


Our beads come in a variety of sizes, colours, shapes and materials, allowing much variation among our projects.


Projects created by Mogalakwena craft artists include beaded artworks for:

  • Mapungubwe World Heritage Site
  • the University of Limpopo
  • a collaborative work with international artist Rose Shakinovsky, that is now part of the SA National Art Gallery’s permanent collection
  • a work with South African artist Willem Boshoff exhibited in the foyer of the theatre at the University of Johannesburg


Our embroidered artworks are inspired by African culture, daily life scenes, wildlife and landscapes. They include bags, cushions, serviettes, placemats, cloth, among others.


All our products are hand embroidered on cotton or linen. They are available with a wide variety of thread or yarn colour. They can also incorporate other materials such as beads.


Artworks have been commissioned by interior designers for elite South African hotels such as the One & Only at the V & A Waterfront and the Grand Westin hotel at the CTICC.


Works have also been created for the University of Stellenbosch Business School, the University of Cape Town, Waterkloof Wine Estate restaurant, all in the Western Cape, as well as the South African Embassy in Brussels.


Our range of weaved artworks includes contemporary & traditional baskets, hats, sandals, placemats, brooms, etc.


All our products are hand weaved.


Mogalakwena weavers became internationally known by creating the proptotype and weaving ZuluMama chair for designer Haldane Martin in 2005. These chairs became iconic items now seen in many luxury African Lodges, across the continent. The same team of weavers are now producing the Afra chairs and baskets for Italian designer, Paola Lenti.


Mogalakwena potters use clay from the Craft Art Village.


All the vessels are hand coiled, pit fired and decorated applying traditional methods. The pots are decorated with typical Northern Sotho patterns, using ash and red ochre pigment.


These authentic artworks vary in size from 10cm to more than 1m in height. Once used for storage of grain, water and beer, these are now sought-after collectables.




Discover all our handmade products. For more information, please contact us.


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Our work includes bead work, embroidery, sewing, weaving, pottery, knitting, crochet… See our CATALOGUE!