VINTAGE NGWENYA GLASS FIGURINES

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A selection of hand-crafted, vintage figurines by Ngwenya Glass.

Swazi Glass Craft, commonly known as Ngwenya Glass was originally started as an aid project in 1979.  The glassblowing factory was built by Swedish Aid, who employed and trained locals in the age-old art of glassblowing. Two of the most talented glassblowers were sent to Sweden to train with leading glass artisans at the world renowned Kosta Boda glassworks.  In 1981 the Swedes handed over the factory to Swaziland/Eswatini Small Enterprise Development Corporation, and operated until its closure in 1985.   In June 1987, the factory was re-opened by the Prettejohn family and is still in operation today.

Ngwenya Glass is made from 100% re-cycled glass, using mainly old cooldrink bottles, with each unique piece being handmade and mouth blown.

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All figurines are in good condition with no chips or cracks.

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Ngwenya Glass

Giraffe, Lion, Eland, Hyena, Sable, Tortoise, Warthog