Last Updated: 2 weeks ago
Contact Nanja Smith
- 079 542 9379
15A Rabie Street
- Longitude: 24.533804
- Latitude: -32.2500308
Mondays to Fridays 08h00 to 13h00 - 14h00 to 17h00
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays 08h00 - 13h00
About Karoo Kurios
Karoo Kurios was particularly hard hit during the time of the Covid lockdown with their focus being on the international travel market. However, they have rebranded and have moved into the Old Library Museum with more of an emphasis on the local market. They are looking forward to your support!
Karoo Kurios stocks a large collection of hand embroidered wall hangings, cushion covers and bags from the Kaross Empowerment Project in the Letsitele area.
The Kaross Project was launched in 1988 by Irma van Rooyen. Mrs Van Rooyen got to know the local migrant workers through her citrus farm in the area. The people there are mainly Northern Sotho and Tsonga people, who traditionally embellish fabrics with embroidery, having been introduced to the craft many generations back by missionaries’ wives. She saw an opportunity for people to have a stable form of income from this, and the project has gone from strength to strength.
Karoo Kurios is the only store in Graaff-Reinet that sells traditional African handcrafts such as wood and stone carvings, masks and drums.
In addition, you will be able to find the following gift items including some great ones for the men in your life such as lovely African tot glasses, hats, belts, and hides, as well as Springbok rugby ceramics! Items for Xmas gifts include:fridge magnets, jewellery, textile art and too much more to mention!