ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS - HISTORY AND INFORMATION
PO Box 1244, Ruimsig, 1732
office +27 (0) 11 958 0037
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immigrant, Jimmy Schwartz, has carved out a career for himself creating African
tribal figurines, English knights in armour, Japanese samurai warriors and any
other type of figurine a customer may be interested in. One-off creations are Jimmy’s speciality.
make items more affordable, he employed a group of unskilled black women and two
young male apprentices and trained them to turn out a product of such quality
that still has to find it’s equal on the local market.
designs every new tribal figurine himself and produces the first one before he
gets his team to take over. His
vigilance on quality control never lets up because he believes only a job well
done, is worth doing.
the standard figurines are hand carved in imbuia, hand painted, silver decorated
and stand 20cm high. Any type of
figurine can be produced as long as a good possibility of sales exists.
which comes from Parana and Catarina, districts of Brazil, is the material used
for all standard figurines created in Jimmy’s workshop. He fell in love with imbuia as he was so impressed with the
multitude of colours and different grain patterns present in this strong and
durable wood. He created his first
carvings from this wood and discovered that it accepts fine detail, finishes
very smoothly and does not crack after completion.
majority of these figurines find their way to private collections all over the
Paintings and Graphite Drawings
in the UK Lesley Grob moved to South Africa in 1996.
Lesley started her art career in 1999 and has found her medium in graphite
drawings of local African people.
She is also experimenting with the interaction of graphite drawings along with
authentic African beads to give colour and depth to her drawings.Lesley now lives in Johannesburg with her husband and 2 young children.
Tigers Eye is a rare form of Black
Quartz which has yellow and golden brown stripes.
It is a popular gemstone that is used in ornamentation.
It gets its distinctive yellow and golden brown stripes from inclusions of iron
oxide and it’s characteristic fibrous appearance through substituting itself
in place of Crocidolite. The
coloring in Tigers Eye derives from addition of Iron from the Crocidolite to the
oxygen that is already present in the basic quartz structure of Tigers Eye .
In most aspects the chemistry of Tigers Eye is the same as that of Quartz.
Although some quantities have been found in Australia, Burma, India and Brazil,
South Africa is responsible for practically all the Tigers Eye production in the
world. The best examples have been
found at Griqualand West, South Africa.
Scientific Fact File
Fracture Splintery or Conchoidal
Yellow / Golden Brown
Protects Aura, Balances Energies, Protects against all strong emotions
such as hate, envy, fear, anger.
Protects against Psychic attacks. Helps
Medical Blood purifier, Insomnia, Headaches, Mental Disorders, Arthritis, Hearing
Disorders, Nervous, Heart,
Stomach, Skeletal and healing disorders.