Made in Cape Town

Nonophela works with crafters in Masiphumelele to develop a range of baskets.

We use a reed plant called Typha (bulrush/cattail), which we harvest on the Cape Peninsula. This plant often colonise areas of newly exposed wet mud. Human habitation increase nutrient levels and can contribute to uncontrolled growth and wetlands drying out. Controlled removal is therefore important to prevent overgrowth.