ZambeziTreasures

Unique African gifts made by skilled Zimbabweans

Eugene, Oregon
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ZambeziTreasures is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Thanks for visiting ZambeziTreasures. We are taking a week break while we visit family. We will reopen Oct. 7 with a new monthly special. Come back then for your Zambezi experience!

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Last updated on Sep 28, 2022

Thanks for visiting ZambeziTreasures. We are taking a week break while we visit family. We will reopen Oct. 7 with a new monthly special. Come back then for your Zambezi experience!

Smart Sikosana

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Video summary: ZambeziTreasures helps support women in Zimbabwe.

Spreading Good Will from Africa, one hand-made item at a time

Across the world from smoke-belching factories churning out shipping containers full of paper and plastic gadgets are African artists patiently making crafts and curios with their hands, often from scraps of wood and cloth. ZambeziTreasures makes these creative and carefully made quality items available to you with reasonable prices, secure shipping and fast delivery. During the pandemic, many fewer visitors are able to visit Victoria Falls; we are pleased to be able to make the local crafts available across the USA. Your purchase will help our friends in Zimbabwe make a living wage; all proceeds go back to Zimbabwe!

Shop members

  • Smart Sikosana

    Owner

    I am a long term resident of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. During the pandemic, we have few visitors to our village, so my friends in the USA are helping me sell my quality carvings and crafts. Enjoy shopping at ZambeziTreasures!

Production partners

  • Antony Mathe

    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Antony is a skilled carver who can sculpt just about any African animal. He specializes in crocodiles, wart hogs and hippos.

  • Fortunate Bvumbi

    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Fortunate works with other local women to craft and market batik and other goods for the tourist trade. Look her up on Facebook!

  • Gift Mpala

    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Gift carves unique items from solid wood to sell to tourists who come to Victoria Falls. He specializes in giraffe, which he captures skillfully in all their forms.

  • Khubu Maphosa

    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Khubu specializes in hand painting African art objects. His work includes zebra and the guinea fowl sold by ZambeziTreasures. He appreciates the chance to sell to customers in the US

  • Khumbulani Ndlovu

    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Khumbulani is one of several Zimbabwean artists who are part of the ZambeziTreasures cooperative.

  • Lincoln Bongani

    Zimbabwe

    We met Lincoln at a market in Newlands South Africa in 2016 where he was selling wire and bead figures that he made. We asked if he could make any animal and he said certainly, just supply a picture. That is how these Bucky Badger replicas came about. Lincon is now a well known artist.

  • Memory Karat

    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Memory works with other local women in a cooperative to produce brightly colored hand made African crafts.

  • Smart Sikosana

    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    It is Smart's skill and knowledge that make ZambeziTreasures possible. He has been crafting curios and selling to Victoria Falls for many years. His friends in the USA who list and ship his items will return all proceeds to Zimbabwe to Smart and his collaborators.

  • Thembani Maphosa

    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Thembani collaborates with and is well known to shop principal Smart Sikosana. He is one of a handful of skilled craftsman who participate in this cooperative.

  • Unknown African artist

    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    One of the many Zimbabweans who make a living selling their crafts to tourists who come to see Victoria Falls.

  • Unknown African weaver

    Zimbabwe

    Women's Cooperative produces woven and cloth goods, all hand made

  • Unknown Zimbabwean Carver

    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Many skilled artists contribute to our shop, more than we can name.

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