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Summer Weddings Gift Tips

Summer Weddings Gift Tips
With the summer wedding season in full force, here are a few gift ideas for something unique and lovingly hand crafted;Summer tapers &  candle ...

Holi - A Celebration of Color & Equality

Holi - A Celebration of Color & Equality
South Africa is known as the Rainbow Nation due to the many different races and cultures represented in this wonderful country. It is home to, perh...

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide
Welcome to the Thumbprint Artifacts Holiday Gift Guide providing you with a selection of unique and beautiful, fairly-traded gifts for the lucky pe...

How re-used teabags can change lives!

How re-used teabags can change lives!
Original T-Bag Designs have invented and perfected the ‘art’ of painting on used teabags!  The bags are dried, split, ironed, and then each artist ...

Fall Colors - Spring Flowers

Fall Colors - Spring Flowers
Where did the summer go? With Labor Day long behind us, I am thinking of you in the Northern Hemisphere as the days begin to draw in and the Autumn...

Ceramics at Julians

Ceramics at Julians

National Women's Day in South Africa - 9 August

National Women's Day in South Africa - 9 August
Each year on the 9th of August, South Africans of all backgrounds join together in celebrating National Women’s Day. To understand this holiday, yo...

A visit to the Kapula Gallery

A visit to the Kapula Gallery

  I had a great day out at the Kapula Gallery last week! The Gallery is in a large warehouse just down the road from the Kapula Candle & Ceramics Factory in Bredasdorp, South Africa.  As you walk in, you are greeted with a ROIT of color!  The place is full of beautiful handmade and […]

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The longest stretching wine route in the world!

Did you know that South Africa has the longest stretching wine route in the world? It’s Route 62 – also known as the Wine Route.  A beautiful two-lane road that meanders for 528 miles between Cape Town in the Western Cape, all the way to Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, offering a wonderfully scenic route across […]

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South Africa, home to a very special street

Here is an interesting South Africa fact – it has the only street in the world to house two Nobel Peace prize winners. The street? Vilakazi Street, which is located in Soweto, South Africa, just outside Johannesburg. The Nobel Peace prize winners? President Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu both lived on Vilakazi Street! In […]

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Would you like to visit South Africa?

  Well here is a chance of a lifetime….. We have a mission – we support artisans in countries where we can have a positive effect on the rate of unemployment. Every purchase of a product from Thumbprint Artifacts impacts these artisan’s lives by helping them to support their family and build self-respect. As these […]

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World Rhino Day – 22 September…’Paint ’em Pink’!

World Rhino Day is 22 September, a day set aside to showcase the catastrophic loss of rhinos due to senseless poaching throughout Africa and Asia. To help raise awareness for this cause, Thumbprint Artifacts is asking ‘friends and family’ to paint your toe nails pink! Post a photo of your pink toenails on the Thumbprint […]

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