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This month’s featured maker is Karoo Angels

There is an angel factory in the Karoo... and from this factory thousands of angels every year fly to other places, other countries, other cultures. Karoo Angels was started as a small craft project in the beautiful Baviaans are of the Karoo semi-desert in South Africa. More than 10 years later the Karoo Angels tell a story about how small feather and wire angels, 100% made by hand, could dazzle thousands of people all around the world and put a forgotten village and forgotten people back on the map once again. The village consists of scattered homesteads of scattered homesteads that house 29 families. An old abandoned tiny church now houses an Angel Factory. These magical Angels are made by local community members using locally sourced ostrich feathers, wire and glass beads.

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