Not all of Oryx Desert Salt’s friends are restauranteurs. Some, like Sikatonga Tribal Art, like Oryx for its novelty value as a souvenir. Sikatonga is a company that Oryx desert salt is proud to be a partner with.
Sikatonga Tribal Art works with local master craftsmen and artists. Their mission is rooted in “creating employment, empowering both men and women and above all giving communities hope”, as their founder, Pascale Schrader, has said.
Since 2002, Sikatonga has been a staple in the South African tribal arts community. Pascale has been a passionate collector of African tribal art since the 1990’s. Her passion has expanded into providing her community with quality handmade crafts and tribal artefacts. They also offer contemporary African interior decorating services and consultations for corporate and private collections.
Pascale is originally from Mauritius. She emigrated from there in 1967 to settle in Johannesburg with her family. Her connection to South Africa has deepened since, and it’s now the sole place from which she ethically sources her products, including Oryx desert salt’s range of products which Sikatonga’s clientele can’t get enough of.
It is her belief that Sikatonga “represent the richness and diversity of South Africa’s craft heritage”. The community-minded company also aims to work with artists from communities where victims of poverty, HIV/AIDS, poor education, crime, and unemployment are rampant. The goal is to help inspire hope in these areas, and to provide some with an income to help care for their families.
Sikatonga Tribal Art is a shining star in South Africa, and one that Oryx desert salt is happy to have crossed paths with. To learn more about Sikatonga or their products and services, you can visit their website at www.sikatonga.co.za or stop by their shop at 62D Bree Street in Parys, Free State.
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