Meet our artists – the talented creators of Taunina’s collections. Each creation bears the initials of the artist, as each piece is inextricably linked to its creator. It is an exquisite manifestation of her inspiration and dreams for the future, which provide her with financial security enabling her to change her own life and that of her family.
Her name means “Happiness” in isiXhosa and she is indeed an embodiment of happiness.
Juliet’s passion for craft came from her mother, who could create amazing things with her hands.
This accomplished seamstress puts the finishing touches on our bears, completing their transformation from pieces of fabric into works of art.
For Ennia, Taunina is a way for her to ensure her children will be able to get a great education.
Zodwa was taught to sew and embroider by her sister when she was only 13, and would make her own dolls and dolls’ clothes.
Rudo’s name means ‘love’ and that’s what she exudes: a love for creating things and expressing her creativity.
Patience grew up as one of nine siblings in Zimbabwe and would like to return there one day to build a successful knitting business.
In Zimbabwe, Juliet used to buy and sell wood. She loves Taunina’s creations – just by looking at them, she says, your spirit is lifted.
Mercy is passionate about artfully mixing colours together into breath-taking tapestries.
Gisele’s signature style is artfully blending different colours together in her embroidery and appliqué work.
Beauty used to weave her own dolls, so it’s fitting that she’s creating magic for a new generation of young girls.