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Ogongo Pottery Project

We are producing and selling pottery wares such as vases, cups and pots in the north of Namibia, Ogongo. Traditionally, the pottery wares have been widely used as commodities as well as gifts in our daily life and they are still popular among people in Namibia. They are also becoming popular as traditional decorations for people staying in the lodges in Namibia. These pottery wares are colored with natural red ochre from Ruacana which the Himba tribe applies on their bodies. The natural red ochre color blends well with the pottery clay color, which is one reason for its popularity. During the rainy season, the clay for pottery is unavailable and a ground hole used as a kiln is wet and unusable, so we make curtains and tablecloths instead.

 

Products

  • Pottery
    • Vases
    • Bups
    • Pots
    • Bowls
    • Photo Phrames, etc.
  • Needlework
    • Curtain
    • Table crosses
    • Bed covers, etc.

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Company information

Owner & Manager

Ms. Linea Kakonga

Ogongo Pottery Project

 

Office

Place: Ogongo

P.O.Box 7299, Ogongo, Namibia

Cell: +264-81-2044528

E-mail: ogongopotteryproject@yahoo.com

History

Ogongo Pottery Project was started in 1992 and registered with the Ministry of Trade and Industry as a Close Corporation in 2011.

 

 

 

Category: Pottery, Region: Omusati

 

 

 

Mbangura Woodcarver’s Co-operative

 

Mbangura Woodcarver’s Co-operative is a community project based in the Okavango Region. The region, on Namibia’s border with Angola, provides kiaat, the hardwood of superior quality and beauty, from which Mbangra’s craftsmen create most of their wares.
The project was initiated in 1986 by a group of 50 traditional woodcarvers from the region, with a view to skills development and establishing a broader, more secure income base. The success of the enterprise and Namibia’s independence in March 1990, provided a greater openess to development, and the opportunity to consolidate operations. Membership now stands at around 300 members, from villages throughout the region.

 

Products

  • Furniture
    • Tables
    • Chairs
    • Doors, etc
  • Woodcarving
    • Bowls
    • Ornaments: elephants, hippos, Rhinos, Crocodiles, Giraffes, Traditional masks, Boxes, etc.

Mbangura’s combination of fine material and traditional style graces corporate chambers, the halls of government and religion, and homes in Southern Africa and abroad.
The project’s furniture and ornaments form the cornerstone of Namibia’s tourist trade, with each handwrought piece a unique treasure. Resources are utilized to the full, even the smallest piece of wood is fashioned into a miniature African animal or piece of jewellery.

Mbangura’s most recent achievement has been the establishment of its tourist market at Okahandja, 71km north of Windhoek, situated at the junction of the main tourist routes, to the Namib Desert and west coast, and the Etosha National Park in the North.

Experience and expertise have prompted Mbangura to expand operations to cater for craft exports to South Africa and abroad. Whilst ranges will be standardised for such trade it must be remembered that each item or set is individually crafted. As such any small discrepancies in size, design or dimensions are part of the uniqueness of the products.

At the sametime, Mbangura continues to cater for its trade in customised items for government offices, commercial institutions, embassies, churches and individuals. These include pews, bar counters and stools, doors and panels.

 

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Usivi main road, near Spar Shop

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Eugen Kakukuru Road

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Co-operative information

Chair Person

Mr. Mahongo Andreas

Vice Chair Person

Mr. Sakaria Lumbula

Manager

Mr. Esau Petrus

Member

27 employees

89 co-operative members

Office

Address: Mbangura Complex, Rundu

Cell: +264-81-2785667, +264-81-6131818, +264-81-7764590

History

Mbangura Woodcarver’s Co-operative was started in 1986 and registered with the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

 

 

 

Category: Joinery, Furniture and Woodcarvings, Region: Kavango