A unique presentation of Southern Africa’s rich artistic traditions, Mahatsara features the indigenous Arts and Crafts of Madagascar, South Africa, and soon, of other nearby countries, exploring their ethnic inspiration and celebrating their appeal in contemporary design.
Mahatsara has focused specifically on the tremendous talent of African artisans who perpetuate and revive those ancestral traditional techniques, evolving them into creations of contemporary design. All these creations have been designed and handcrafted within organizations which truly care about developing employment and training for disadvantaged people from townships and rural areas of South Africa. They all work according to the fair trade principles. Mahatsara's philosophy is to establish a long term sustainable partnership with these craftsmen and artists and to contribute thus to the promotion and development of their work.