Crafters come together for Gumiguru Fair

Craft is an intellectual and physical activity where the maker explores the infinite possibilities of materials and processes to produce unique objects. To see craft is to enter a world of wonderful objects which can be challenging, beautiful, useful, and extraordinary to understand and enjoy the energy which has gone into their making. This is likely to be the scenario at the Gumiguru Craft Fair, which brings to fore the work of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and the National Handicraft Centre.-The Herald

Dubai expo opens window for local rural handicrafts

THE ongoing Expo 2020 Dubai has opened a lucrative window for rural Zimbabwean women and handicrafts to connect with the global market, which has a higher appetite for such products. Rural women generally constitute the majority of producers of basketry items and textile embroidery related products, with men coming in more on stone and wooden sculpturing among other traditional artefacts. These are selling like hot cakes here in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where Zimbabwe has been participating since October last year, among 191 States.-The Herald