The name ‘KUMBULA i AFRICA’ means ‘TO REMEMBER AFRICA’; Africa as it was in its Tribal traditions, Historical change and untamed Wilderness. KUMBULA shop (a division of Galastar Trading) has a team of local South African artists intent on preserving the proud heritage and history of our land. A land with many diverse peoples and cultures.
At Kumbula Shop we try to reflect the stories of these people, their culture and the local wildlife that has such a huge impact on their lives, through creating beautiful works of art that will capture your imagination.
Since 2001 we have been creating and promoting authentic African arts and crafts and mentoring our artists to not only produce high quality items for the local industry, but to create truly memorable pieces for the international market.
With more than 40 local artists in our employ we are able to produce a wide variety of hand-crafted products for the export market which includes a wide range of chess sets, ornaments, ostrich egg holders and more, all hand made to ensure that you receive a truly unique item.
Our speciality is custom made unique themed chess sets. All the pieces in these chess sets are sculptured by our in-house artists, then produced from custom made, hand-designed moulds, followed up with hours of the finest attention in hand-painted colouring.
Our highly skilled and committed team takes pride in every art piece and product we create. Our chess pieces, boards and figurines are manufactured from top quality materials ensuring that you not only have durable and well-constructed chess set, but a beautiful piece of African art to boot.
Our goals, other than supporting these aspiring creators, are to:
- Commemorate South Africa’s striving heritage and culture.
- Create unique products with a distinctive style.
- Create high quality and environmentally friendly products.
- Provide opportunities to uplift struggling communities through work.
By buying at Kumbula Shop you help us improve South Africa’s international acknowledgement in the arts field. Each product has been meticulously made with care and detail. It would make a perfect African gift or art piece, souvenir, memorabilia or decoration.
We hope that you will enjoy owning our chess pieces as much as we have creating them!
GROUP PHOTO-WITH CAROL
LUNCH HOUR SNAP-SHOT
SHADRACK(SENIOR MANAGER) & BLESSINGS MAKING LARGE OUTSIDE BIG 5 CHESS MOULDS
PIECES PRIOR PAINTING
RUDZANI PAINTING MAGNETS
MAVIS- PAINTING PIECES
NTHABISENG - HAPPINESS - GRANNY
JOYCE - PREPARING SILICONE MOULDS
ASSISTANCE - POURING MOULDS
LOYISO WORKING ON BOARDS
HAPPINESS-WITH COASTER BOXES