💛 Meet Lulama. Her name means ‘healing – or get well’. She is currently unemployed, like 76% of South African youth. Instead of sitting at home, she spends her days at the street market selling fruit and vegetables on the side of the road. She gets a lot of customers because of the way she represents herself – she’s always smart. Lulama is wearing a green dress, with a matching headscarf and a traditional Ndebele gold choker.
💛 It’s hard to describe exactly how beautifully exquisite this doll is. She has been lovingly hand-made by the talented Sibo using paper mache. Her outfit is designed and hand sewn using traditional South African shweshwe fabric. Her hair is made from wool and she has been sprayed with a glue to stiffen the fabric. Every detail has been carefully considered, from her headscarf to her jewellery. The base is made from rolled up newspaper, it is completely functional as a stand.
💛 Lulama is completely unique and is one of a kind.
💛 She is perfect in her imperfection, please view the photographs carefully.
💛 Please note Lulama is extremely delicate and is for decoration only. She is not suitable as a toy for children
💛 Size: Approx. 30cm tall and 12 cm wide.
💛 Sibo lives in the Eastern Cape. To read more about her story, navigate to the blog page on our website.