the core of this project is to improve people’s life quality in szimbabwe and to emphasise on the very old, precious techniques and crafting skills which people use for weaving baskets in szimbabwe.
these templates are a helping tool while weaving to save material and to get some quality control, so every product will have the same size and be more accurate. they should also add more value to the craft itself through make people realise all the work which is done. the templates will be made out of recycled material.
the second version of the templates focuses more on the templates themselves. new market areas like toys for children are a very interesting market with high value.
hand made children toys have a high value. taking this feature over and create woven toys can widen up the product range of the women at “Lupane Women Centre”.