While Makhanda hosts the world renowned National Arts Festival every Summer, local artists keep expressing themselves year round, whether it be through fashion, music, hairdressing, or poetry.
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The bottom line: “You can’t give up on your life because you’re suffering, because of poverty — no, you cannot do that.”
Artisans hope to revive a craft that’s lost some of its luster, but not its power to deliver a message.
And for their customers, shops fuel a universal desire: “Even though I’m 41, I want to be looking like I’m a 16-year-old.”
For adults, a downtown store offers the chance to personalize a look where “every color speaks.”