The Lalela Scarf

BY SIMPHIWE BENDLE, GRADE 12
The Lalela Impact | July 2015 

I was recently part of a photoshoot wearing scarves printed with artwork by Lalela artists. To tell a story through art, to have it printed onto a scarf AND to see someone wearing your art is an incredible feeling. There is a story behind all the art. And by wearing a scarf, one too becomes a part of the story woven into these scarves. It is a great thing to know your artwork is worn around the world through the Lalela scarf and to see people appreciating the creativity of Lalela students. It is a dream come true to know that our stories are being heard by the public. People will see and acknowledge our stories as the youth of communities such as Imizamo Yethu, Masiphumelele and Hangberg. I am very grateful to Lalela for the scarves, for sharing our stories.

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