Friday, April 9, 2010

Nondyebo Art Decorative, Hand Painted Apron Review and Giveaway

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Mother's Day is fast approaching and you may be in the market for a unique gift for your Mother, a friend, your sister or better yet, something for yourself. While you may think an apron isn't a very exciting gift idea, these hand painted, cotton fabric aprons are certainly an exception. These aprons are decorative, hand painted originals made by Nondyebo Art. These aprons comes all the way from a small township in South Africa called Masiphumelele.

The Artist:
Nondyebo is a Xhosa artist who lives in Masiphumelele, which is near Cape Town, South Africa. Masiphumelele is a township with about 25,000 residents, many very poor, most living in shacks, all coping with the resultant economic and social deprivation and often difficult health problems. After training with another artist, Nondyebo established her own workshop. With the assistance of Jane Philippi and the Masiphumelele Corporation, Nondyebo has built a home and supports her mother and three children through her craft.

Nondyebo employs several other women who all work on the products. Nondyebo products are sold in Cape Town South Africa at the waterfront markets and are available in the US through Jane Philippi.

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Jane Philippi and the Masiphumelele Corporation:
The Masiphumelele Corporation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the housing, education and microbusiness development in the township of Masiphumelele, South Africa. Jane Philippi is a volunteer who supports and mentors the enterprise recipients like Nandyebo who are running their own small businesses. Jane, who lives in the US, visits Masiphumelele annually.

Nondyebo is the first entrepreneur to appear on the Masiphumelele Corporation website.

From Masicorp.org: Nondyebo Art products are made with a sturdy cotton fabric, hand-painted with acrylic paints and machine stitched. Most designs are available across a range of products for example; table cloths, aprons, table runners, placemats and pillows covers.

A heat process assures the materials are machine washable. We recommend machine-washing in cool or cold water, using a cool drying cycle to maintain colors. Placemats are double-sided and lined with a light batting. Pillow covers are best filled with 20 by 20 inch pillows.Tea and dish towel fabrics are softer than the other products.Table cloths are available in rectangular and round. Please visit masicorp.org to see all of the Nondyebo Art products.

The Review: I received two Nondyebo Aprons for this review courtesy of Jane Philippi. The aprons are 100% cotton fabric and machine washable in cold water. The tag states "Hand painted...Made in South Africa Cape Town."

The hand-painted zebra apron has four zebras painted on the front of the apron. The horizontal and vertical white stripes on the black sides are a nice compliment and add interest. I have never seen an apron quite like it.
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The green apron with blue flowers is my favorite. The colors are bold and beautiful. The green and white stripes on the side are eye catching. The brush strokes give the fabric the appearance of having a different texture.
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Buy It: Nondyebo Art Aprons are $30 plus shipping. Orders may be placed through Jane Philippi (janephil@aol.com). Please Note: Neither Masiphumelele Corporation nor Jane Philippi receive any compensation on sales of Nondyebo Art.

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Win It:
The winner will receive either the zebra or green floral apron. There is just one easy, mandatory entry!

Mandatory Entry: Please comment on which apron you would like to win!

Additional (optional) entries: Eligible after completing mandatory entry above: You can do any or all of the following for one entry each. Please leave a separate comment for each that you have done. As always, please include your email address in your comments!

1. Follow my blog.

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3. Tweet about this giveaway.

4. Grab my blog button and place it on your side bar. (Leave a link to your blog.)

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7. Mention this giveaway on Facebook.

8. Write a post about this giveaway on your blog. (Leave a link to your blog.)

Giveaway ended on April 30 at 11:59 PM EST. Open to US addresses only. Winner will be chosen by random.org and contacted by email. Please respond in 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. To be fair to everyone, comments not meeting requirements will be deleted.

Many thanks to Jane Philippi for the review/giveaway aprons.

The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the author, the manufacturer, or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.



83 comments:

Linda Kish said...

I would probably say the zebra apron although either would be perfect.

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I would like the zebra.

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Robyn said...

Both are beautiful...tough to pick one. I think I'd pick the green one.
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Tiffany said...

I love the Zebra apron best.

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sharonjo said...

I like the Zebra apron best, but they're both very unique and attractive!

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Busy Working Mama said...

I like the green floral apron!

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Megan: said...

Amazing! I love the green color on the floral one!

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Cassie said...

I love the green flowers!

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Jennifer said...

I like the zebra apron

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lilDdownunder said...

My little sister is currently in South Africa living her dream and studying great white sharks up close so this giveaway reminds me of her! Would love to win the zebra apron :)

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Annie said...

This is a great giveaway! I would love to win the zebra apron :)

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TBC said...

I'd love to win the zebra apron.
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Bhav said...

I love the Green floral apron!

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Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

What a great giveaway! I would love the green floral apron!!

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Carapace said...

What a great organization-- what great aprons, too! I am well and truly Ker-Smitten by the green one! It seems like it would force the brain to make better and brighter works of art.

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Chelsey said...

I think I like the green floral one best. Thanks for the giveaway and for posting about this organization! mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

janetfaye said...

They are both gorgeous. I prefer the green floral apron.

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Kitty said...

Great aprons! Will keep them in mind when I need a wedding shower gift.

I like the green floral apron.

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Joaness said...

I would like the zebra print apron
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Tabathia said...

I would like the green

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Julie said...

The Green Floral please :)

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Amanda said...

I love the lemon apron!

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Erin S. said...

I love aprons! They are both beautiful but I especially like the zebra apron.
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I love the beautiful green apron.
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Saving for a Home said...

I would pick the zebra apron. Simply beautiful! Thanks!!

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Kristen said...

I would like to win the green floral apron!

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Caroline said...

I would love to win the zebra apron.

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I love the zebra apron thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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