Ilala Weavers is situated at Hluhluwe within the province of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The organizationswasestablished some 30 years ago, with a clear vision and objective of revitalizing and enhancing the age-old Zulu tradition of handcrafts, which at the time were in danger of being lost forever.
Today, Ilala Weavers helps over 2000 Zulu men and women, to attainself sufficiency, by working from their homes and therefore retaining their lifestyle and rich heritage of basket weaving andbead work, which has been passed down through the generations by Zulu crafters. Their modern counterparts today produce stunning works of art, sought after the world over. Each basket is completely unique, and an artisan may spend up to six months weaving a single piece!