The past few years we have sourced our photo models (jewellery) locally. Yes there are some ‘gems’ living in Napier, South Africa. We continue to source them locally. Hopefully we are able to get a few ones for a new range of jewellery that will be launched during the Baardskeerdersbos Art Route 31 March and 1 april.
Besides the ‘Down-to-Earth’ range Yvonne de Wit also designs and created the ‘Retro Line’; re-using old plumbing material combined with other recyclable metals from diverse scrapyards. There is a growing interest in this jewellery range from tattoo and steampunk outlets within South Africa and abroad. Soon we will add an ‘Online Shop Retro‘ within this website. Have a preview:
In the blackness of the hull, over 300 slaves cling to each other in fear as the old Portuguese cargo ship seems to climb and fall off mountains of water. Above, the passengers hide helplessly in their leaky compartment, mothers urging their terrified children not to worry, while praying their last prayer. The crew, malnourished and weak, fight the wind with their sails, still dreaming of a homecoming. But in a moment of devastating clarity, the nose of the ship points towards the lit sky, then back down and towards a mass of rocky land.
A small island off Msikaba, only accessible during low tide, is the final resting place of the Sao Bento sailing ship, sunk 463 years ago in April 1554. That night, around 322 survivors clambered upon the battered shore, sinking their hands into the sand of a foreign and wild land. A few days later, they…
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Alan Raubenheimer is not the youngest but 90+ yrs or not; virtually every day you can find him in his workshop adjacent to his Toy Dockyard along the main road in Napier. It’s where he with painstaking precision makes his toys; mainly using hand tools. Next to his own creations visitors see a plethora of old toys Alan collected during the years.
An impression in 24 pictures: