The idea behind Molo Wethu is to find truly unique African arts and sculptures and make them available online for international buyers. Every single product is handcrafted by talented local artists, making them bespoke creations with character and soul. Many of the products available in our online store are created from recycled metals and upcycled materials.
The success of our business is completely reliant on the skill of the artist. Their hard work, talent and creative eye result in the unique products that we source and sell. We work closely with local artists to develop a mutually-beneficial relationship that delivers African art to the world. We create international audiences and facilitate international purchases on behalf of the artists.
It starts with the local artists
The artists are the creators, visionaries and talent behind the various sculptures and products available on our website. They source their own materials and work as independent creators. Their works are popular in South Africa, but they have a limited reach when it comes to international buyers.
Tourists and travellers often purchase their works of art when visiting South Africa. However, these sculptures and paintings are often too big to take back in their luggage, which can stop many interested travellers from making a purchase. These bespoke creations are eye-catching and desirable but can be tricky to get home. This is where Molo Wethu comes in.
We use a highly-trusted international courier service that is able to deliver artworks around the globe. We handle the shipping and delivery of the products on our website, leaving the buyer free from worry and stress. Molo Wethu expands the destinations for these artworks and opens up a worldwide audience.
Empowering African artists
Most of the artists that we work with have their own families to support. They work tirelessly to create beautiful sculptures and paintings that can be turned into a steady stream of income. While local sales form the bulk of their monthly income, having an international audience is truly special and appreciated by the artists.
Knowing that their work is desired by a global audience brings a new sense of pride to the artists. It also brings additional motivation and inspiration to these creative individuals. Their talent and skill are always improving and their creative ideas are ever-changing. Molo Wethu loves working alongside driven artists with a goal to succeed.
Being part of their journey and helping them to reach foreign audiences is what drives us. We take inspiration from these artists and look forward to seeing our partnerships grow and expand along with their personal development. We are thankful to international buyers for their support of African art and the livelihoods that it maintains in the process.
To learn more about Molo Wethu and our bespoke African artworks, please do not hesitate to contact us. Molo Wethu sources, collects and distributes a variety of unique African paintings and sculptures. Visit our online store to purchase these artworks for your home or office – they are ideal for art collectors, travellers and gift-givers.
Molo Wethu supports the needs of differently-abled humans. A portion of the sales from selected products will be donated to organisations that help children with Autism and Asperger’s syndrome in South Africa. This also helps to raise awareness of mental health issues in Africa.
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