Our research indicates Africa has several ways of documenting its heritage and traditional
clothing is one of them.
With this program, we do not only want to diversify our product range, develop a
new market but also ensure we preserve the dwindling number of community members
who wear tailor made traditional costumes made famous by past generations(now mostly
elders in their late 80’s and 90’s).
Also worn with traditional beads, the artistic programme links very well with our
previous bead-making Rutang Bana Ditaola Workshops where the attendees were given
certificates and the current portrait drawing project.
The portraits/identikits that will be drawn during the project “Immortalizing the
memory of Dinaka/Kiba prcatitioners will be featured on all the costumes produced
by the artistic program. Some of the funding will be channeled to the drawing of
“We would like to take more young people to Sewing and Fashion Design schools, in
addition to the first trainee we have already enrolled at a school in Mankweng this
year”, says Mahlaga Molepo - Founding Chairperson of Molepo Traditional Dance.
Traditional communities of the Northern Sotho and Bapedi tribes in Limpopo and beyond,
including practitioners of Dinaka/Kiba and alternative artforms.
Training and Development
The cooperative appeals to anyone(donors/investors) interested in making this programme
a success to contact them by email firstname.lastname@example.org