Oshiwa Designs is represented in North America by Rayela Art. ( rayela.etsy.com ) Combined shipping can be made between purchases of the two shops.
Oshiwa Designs on Etsy represents a collaboration between Anita Brandt, founder of Oshiwa, and Rachel Biel of Rayela Art. Anita lives in Namibia and has been managing the Oshiwa project since 1994. Oshiwa produces hand carved photo frames and woodblocks for printmaking. Rachel lives in Kentucky, USA, selling textiles online and providing technical assistance to other online businesses who focus in textiles or fiber art.
Marketing the woodblocks from Namibia has been a great challenge for Oshiwa due to shipping costs, customs requirements, and other logistical issues. Having a base in the United States makes it much easier for Oshiwa to reach its primary markets: the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. The woodblocks ( or…
- Joined May 12, 2010
Cotton, batik, embossed velvet, fabric paint, ethnic prints, animal motif prints, traditional African textiles, hand printed cottons, clay prints, clay tiles, hand made paper, Model Magic, Shiva paint sticks