Oodi Weavers showcases art of traditional weaving

Ntshadi Sepotoke PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Ntshadi Sepotoke PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

When they established Oodi Project, initially known as Lentswe la Oodi Weavers, two Swedish nationals Ulla and Peder Gowenius did not know their initiative will tell the story of the village through craft.

Before they departed, the couple imparted invaluable knowledge to the local community, teaching 60 people from Oodi and its surrounding areas the art of spinning, dyeing and weaving.

According to a spokesperson, the Swedes’ primary objective in starting the project in 1973 was to instill confidence in the local people and help them believe in their ability to manage themselves while making a living.

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