Weaving African Beads with Kundan: A Royal mix across culture

Ms Adi Cloete, a jewellery designer by profession from South Africa at JDTI on a jewellery project sponsored by the Commonwealth countries. The Commonwealth Arts and Craft Award is given to 10 artists from around the Commonwealth countries every two years.
The craft techniques kundan; a traditional Indian craft and South African beadwork, which were studied by the students were unique for their amalgamation of two cultures across the globe.
Ms Adi very patiently taught the students the intricacies of beadcraft and shared her knowledge on different aspects of the craft.

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