Ilala is situated in Hluhluwe within the province of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Established some 30 years ago, with a clear vision and objective of revitalising and enhancing the age-old Zulu tradition of handcrafts, which at the time were in danger of being lost forever.

Today, Ilala Weavers helps over 2000 Zulu people, both men and women, to attain self sufficiency, by working from their homes and therefore retaining their lifestyle and rich heritage of basket weaving and bead work which has been passed down through the generations by Zulu crafters, whose modern counterparts today produce stunning works of art, sought after the world over.

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Angel made of glass beads approx. 7cm long 6cm wide