At Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe, metal sculptors transform used oil drums into fashionable garden art goat sculptures. Each sculpture is finished with varnish to protect against the elements.
Weathering is to be expected if the sculpture is exposed to elements over time. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary.
We believe that hardworking African artisans, producers and export agents hold the key to their own personal success, and that the path to success requires a steady, committed pace. Swahili extends each artisan's channel of trade from local markets to the global marketplace, all the while providing artisans with options to work from the comfort of their own homes and communities. Secure in the knowledge that the fair payment they receive will not be reduced by traveling expenses, childcare costs and haggled prices, most artisans in the Swahili network promote their family's future by using earnings to put food on the table and pay educational expenses for their children.