- Laduma Ngxokolo and Nelson Makamo have collaborated for the first time ever on a tapestry piece
- The fashion designer and contemporary artist have donated the artwork to SAve A Business
- SAve A Business will auction the piece online for a week and proceeds will then be donated to small Mzansi businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic
Laduma Ngxokolo and Nelson Makamo have collaborated for "the first time ever" on a tapestry piece to raise funds for small businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Laduma - a fashion designer, and Nelson - a contemporary artist, took to social media to reveal the news about their collaboration for the good cause.
They donated the artwork to SAve A Business where it will be open for auction online for a week.
Proceeds from the sale will then be donated to several small relevant Mzansi businesses that are in a "vulnerable state" due to the pandemic.
Laduma captioned his Instagram post:
"My brother @nelsonmakamo and I donated our first-ever collaboration tapestry piece that will be to be auctioned by @saveabusiness online for a week. Proceeds will be donated to several small relevant local businesses that are in a vulnerable state due to Covid-satan and can’t access the famous billion ZARs relief fund. Please hit the link on my bio. Access the auction, the auction will kick of at 4pm today (Monday)."
The piece was woven by Makatleho in Lesotho, according to ZAlebs.
Laduma reportedly explained that they drove to their studio in the rural mountains in Lesotho for the piece.
Nelson's artwork is woven into the centre of the piece, which is said to have taken two months to create, and Laduma's MAXHOSA knitwear borders the artwork.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Mzansi celebs such as Black Coffee, Scoop Makhathini, Celeste Ntuli, Ami Faku and Thandiswa Mazwai, among others, loved the piece.
The duo's fans also praised them for the artwork.
"Oh my days... That's insane... Man this is stunning..."
"Awesome! Wonderful initiative! I love Nelson Makamo's work and your designs."
"This is admirable and so needed. Thank you."
"This is absolutely amazing!"
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