Swaziland is a small land-locked kingdom bordering South Africa and Mozambique. With a rolling landscape of stupendous geographical variety, it measures no more than 200 kilometers from north to south. It escaped incorporation into the Union of South Africa but has been independent as a unitary parliamentary monarchy only since September 6, 1968.

Its million-plus inhabitants are mostly employed in subsistence agriculture. Exports and imports are mostly with South Africa.  Ancient festivals and ancestral ceremonies engender a sense of timelessness. Swaziland has a laid-back atmosphere – a welcome respite from the frenetic pace of modern life.

But there are immense challenges. Infrastructure remains critically weak. Unemployment is estimated at 40%. The country faces one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS infection in the world.

The handicraft industry represents a major component of Swaziland’s economy, providing an additional source of income to many workers, mostly women. These talented artisans are acquiring a global following for their innovative designs and unique products including homeware, jewelry and complex pieces in glass, stone, and wood that all reflect the pride and continuity of Swaziland's cultural traditions.

 

 

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Products in this Country

Blue Zig Zag Bowl - Swaziland
Blue Zig Zag Bowl - Swaziland $35.00
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Bright Blue Pebble Bangle - Swaziland
Bright Blue Pebble Bangle - Swaziland $12.00
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Bright Pink Pebble Bangle - Swaziland
Bright Pink Pebble Bangle - Swaziland $12.00
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Bronze Zig Zag Bowl - Swaziland
Bronze Zig Zag Bowl - Swaziland $35.00
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Green Zig Zag Bowl - Swaziland
Green Zig Zag Bowl - Swaziland $35.00
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Light Grey Pebble Bangle - Swaziland
Light Grey Pebble Bangle - Swaziland Sold Out - $12.00
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Light Pink Pebble Bangle - Swaziland
Light Pink Pebble Bangle - Swaziland $12.00
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Burgundy Zig Zag Bowl - Swaziland
Burgundy Zig Zag Bowl - Swaziland $35.00
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Red Zig Zag Bowl - Swaziland
Red Zig Zag Bowl - Swaziland $35.00
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Yellow Zig Zag Bowl - Swaziland
Yellow Zig Zag Bowl - Swaziland $35.00
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Candy Placemat - Swaziland
Candy Placemat - Swaziland Sold Out - $10.00
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Swaziland Batik Constellations pillow
Constellations Pillow Sham - Swaziland $65.00
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Swaziland four lines batik pillow
Four Lines Pillow Sham - Swaziland $65.00
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Large White Stitched Charcoal Pulp Bowl - Swaziland
Large White Stitched Charcoal Pulp Bowl - Swaziland $70.00
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