Zimbabwean Beaded Wire Craft
Reindeer by Tichaona Savhiyeri
Dimensions: 21.0cm h x 9.0cm w x 8.0cm d
Tichaona Savhiyeri was born on the 3rd of March 1976 in the district of Mudzi, Zimbabwe.
Tichaona and his friends started experimenting making Wire Animals at the very tender age of 5. Attending Primary and Secondary School in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe, Tichaona then turned to making Art and Craft using Wire and beads at the age of 17 after unsuccessfully attempting to finish his secondary education. Tichaona started selling his Beaded wire craft on the streets of Harare as a Vendor and has also traveled to surrounding countries such as South Africa, Botswana and Namibia to sell his work to Curio Shops and tourists. Tichaona manages to maintain an income through his craft making in a country with very little employment opportunities. Tichaona specializes making Parrot Birds, Wild Dogs, Nguni Cows and Geckos using Galvanized Wire, Tying Wire and Glass Beads.
Tichaona proudly teaches youngsters of today the use of making wire animals and toys using his skills and knowledge.