Talented textile workers and teachers

Madi a Thavha Textile & Design studio

The Textile & Design studio consists of a group of Venda and Tsonga women living in the rural villages near Madi a Thavha mountain lodge in the Soutpansberg. These capable women run the sewing workshop at the lodge and train and support other textile-workers from all over Northern Limpopo, who comes for workshops to our lodge.

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. This way many guests go home with their own designed-assisted, personal piece inspired by the vibrant cultures of Limpopo.

The Textile & Design studio offer frequent workshops and training programs for external companies and institutions and we give preference to partner with organisations with similar beliefs in sustainable rural development as we do.