Ladies with passion for design

Textile & Design Studio

The Textile & Design studio consists of a group of 6 Venda and Tsonga women living in the rural areas near Madi a Thavha mountain lodge in the Soutpansberg. They run the sewing workshop at the lodge and train and support other textile workshops in the villages.

Tradition provide endless inspiration for modern designs

Items like bed sprays, curtains, throws and table runners in our rooms and suites are all inspired by Venda, Tsonga and Northern Sotho traditional cloth, the wall patterns used in villages and the beautiful textures of traditional homesteads all around rural Limpopo. These talented ladies also make items like shoulder bags, scatter cushions, towels and jewelry to sell in our CraftArt shop. They design and make wall decorations and other textile objects and make custom made items on request too. Many guests go home with their own personal piece of the heritage of the North. The Textile & Design studio offer frequent workshops and training programs for external companies and institutions giving preference to partner with organizations with similar beliefs in sustainable rural development.

Lodgers are welcome to  pop in at the studio and non-lodgers can phone or email us to make arrangements to visit with studio-manager Tebocho Mhatase at info@madiathavha.com or Tel +27(0)83 342 4162