💛 Meet Nontsokolo. Her name means ‘someone who is suffering’ in Xhosa. Nontsokolo lives in a rural area in the Eastern Cape in a round house (rontawu). There is no electricity in her village and so she walks into the bush daily to collect wood. She cooks outside on an open fire using a big black pot on three legs called a potjie. Even when she’s fetching wood, Nontsokolo likes to look her best. She’s wearing an African print skirt with a matching head scarf and a white t-shirt.
💛 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.
💛 Nontsokolo is completely unique and is one of a kind.
💛 She is perfect in her imperfection, please view the photographs carefully.
💛 Nontsokolo 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.