The crafts at Calabash Gifts are characteristic of each people. Some of them are items which can be found in different groups and share similarities, while others are unique to a a particular group and reflect the creativity and artistic talents of individuals. The techniques are passed down in the families. These are often the only source of income for some of the people and the crafts are traded between groups or sold in marketplaces to visitors. Many of the crafts are made from discarded items such as:
  • wire
  • tin
  • cans
  • paper
  • cloth
Many use the crafts as a way of contributing in an environmentally positive manner.

Bottle Cap Candle Sticks, South Africa

$10 - $14

Telephone Wire and Bottle Cap Candle Sticks

$10 - $40

Weya Metal Story Bowls and Plate

$30 - $40

Weya Metal Story Bowls

$28 - $30

Craft vehicles

Colorful crafts

Wire Motorcycle


Bottle Cap Vehicle

Bottle Cap Purse-Sprite


Bottle Cap Purse


Bottle Cap Jeep

Lumela Craft Animals

Coca Cola Can Giraffe