Laduma Ngxokolo and Nelson Makamo donate earnings from their first collaboration

The two artists have come together to help during COVID-19 times

By  | May 05, 2020, 12:48 PM

Laduma Ngxokolo and Nelson Makamo, are the new wave of Mzansi creatives doing big things in the country and now the two have joined forces for the better good.

The fashion designer and contemporary artist have collaborated for the first time ever on a tapestry piece to raise funds to help the fight against COVID-19.

The piece has been donated to SAve A Business, where it will be placed on auction for a week and sold to the highest bidder.

Laduma took to Instagram to share their exciting plans and exactly what the proceeds from the auction will be used for.

"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," shared Laduma.

The piece is said to have taken two months to create, Nelson artwork is woven into the center of the piece, and Laduma's MAXHOSA borders the artwork.
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The piece was woven by Makatleho, in Lesotho. Responding to Thandiswa Mazwai's comment about the weaver, Laduma explained that they drove to their studio in the rural mountains in Lesotho for the piece.

Black Coffee, who is a huge fan of both Laduma and Nelson and a supporter of their work, praised the two for the initiative. The three are even working on opening an academy of arts.

Image credit: Instagram @nelsonmakamo

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