The exhibition and competition supports the development of top export quality craft from a diverse range of disciplines. Crafters and designers working in the Eastern Cape Province were invited to submit outstanding creations for the exhibition. 71 crafters and designers were selected.
The competition and exhibition is designed to promote excellence in our local craft market and has been initiated by the Eastern Province Development Corporation and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum.
Lithuba Lakho Winners:
Prizes were given for the most outstanding work. There were four winners in the categories of homeware, contemporary accessories, traditional accessories and apparel. Each category winner received a prize of materials or machinery of their choice to the value of R 15 000.00. The top ten crafters were profiled in a brochure publication, which included professional photographic images of their work.
Top Ten winners:
Zontathu Crafts by Thozama Dyantyi
Royal Legasee by Nangamso Dana
Scriptures Brand by Noloyiso Mngonyama
Greenville Trading 155 by L.M. Junior
Lookout Ceramics by Lookout Sibanda
QE2 Creations by Amanda QeQe
Congratulations to the Top Category Winners:
Top winner for Traditional Wear: Beaded head piece by QE2 Creations.
Top winner for apparel: Wrap dress and crochet collar by Royal Legasee.
Top winner for homeware: Ceramic bowl by Lookout Ceramics.
Top winner for contemporary accessories: Beaded belt with ribbon by Nozuko Nqonqoza.