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Sunset Baobab trees

Sunset Baobab trees

In the last of our series featuring photographer Vanessa Bristow’s wonderful work, we leave you with these simply stunning photos of baobab trees at sunset. ¬†It’s not difficult to see where EcoProducts got its inspiration from for its striking logo! ūüôā

Birds in baobab trees

Birds in baobab trees

Photographer Vanessa Bristow has wonderfully captured these different¬†birds perched in baobab trees¬†in Zimbabwe. ¬†Featured here are a Marabou Stork, an owl and a pair of Bennett’s woodpeckers busily pecking away (the female below the male). As Vanessa says of her photographs: ‘They are in humble tribute to a mighty tree! Baobab’s¬†provide shade in summer, beautiful […]

The Art of Baobab

The Art of Baobab

Do you recognise this painting? ¬†Find out how the Baobab has inspired other crafters, artists and photographers. Visit our Baobab Inspiration¬†Pinterest page here:¬†http://www.pinterest.com/ecoproductsza/baobab-inspiration-art-craft-photography/  

Baobab pods in Germany!

Baobab pods in Germany!

Polished and decorated baobab pods found in Germany! Seen at a stand selling exotic seeds, dried flowers and pods from around the world at the Kornelimunster Historische Jahrmarkt in Aachen. What a surprise!

Most expensive baobab (painting) in SA

Most expensive baobab (painting) in SA

J Pierneef¬†¬†was a South African¬†landscape artist, generally considered to be one of the best of the old South African masters. According to this¬†website,¬†Pierneef‚Äôs painting,¬†The Baobab Tree¬†¬†(painted around1934)¬†¬†holds the¬†record for most expensive¬†South African painting sold at Bonhams in 2008 for¬†R 11.8 million! ¬†Apparently the buyer, says a¬†Mail & Guardian¬†archive article¬†from 2008, ¬†was an unidentified South African […]

Pretty pods!

Pretty pods!

Not just a highly nutrititious food, with some imagination, skill and flair look at these amazingly creative decor ideas with Baobab pods!  find them here, here and here.

Making movies starring the baobab trees!

Making movies starring the baobab trees!

Last week, Terre Dáfrique founder and owner Stephan Helary and camera man Greg Cameron came to visit Venda. They filmed the activities in the EcoProducts factory on Friday morning and then we went through to the Big Tree in Venda. Here they are at the Big Tree, Stephan standing and Greg being creative. The next […]

TAMBANI: African Embroidery

TAMBANI: African Embroidery

Last week, you met Sani Madau one of the Venda women who does embroidery to supplement her income. ¬†Now I want to introduce you to the lady who makes it possible – Ina Le Roux. ¬†She has created a wonderful business supporting rural Venda women who embroider such beautiful work. Read her absolutely heartwarming story […]

Fine Art Baobab Inspirations

Fine Art Baobab Inspirations

Heike Pander, a German artist who paints baobabs,  visited me over the weekend.  She is passionate about baobabs and will be exhibiting some of her baobab art along with her other paintings later on in the year in Germany. She says “my enthusiasm for the marvelous and enthralling nature of Africa has grown steadily. I am not […]

The Baobab Tree: worth it’s weight in gold

The Baobab Tree: worth it’s weight in gold

How could we not like this beautiful gold hand crafted pendant of a baobab tree?  We also really like the concept of Precious Earth Jewelers who only use recycled previous metals to reduce the impact of mining on the earth's surface. Their  eco-conscious jewelry feature's Precous Earth's trade mark is a single "little green gemstone" of imperial […]

Music and the Baobab

Music and the Baobab

The Baobab tree inspires so much in the world! So why would you be surprised that there's a legendary Senegalese band out there called Orchestra Baobab? Orchestra Baobab was formed in Dakar in 1970 when a group of Senegalese decided to create an intimate club where they could meet with their friends. They fashioned its […]

BAOBAB – TREES OF GENERATIONS

BAOBAB – TREES OF GENERATIONS

Photographic artist Elaine Ling http://buff.ly/14RLYG2 says of her pictures of Baobab trees in Africa: "These miraculous giants are one of the largest living things on the planet and have a potential lifespan of more than a thousand years. They are great friends to their human neighbours—providing an ever-renewing source of textiles, netting, baskets and roofing. Their nutritious […]

Building a baobab tree

Building a baobab tree

Siemens commissioned renowned South African artist, Daniel Popper to design and build the massive sculpture that was inspired by the African Baobab tree as part of the COP 17 event in 2011 which took place in Durban. The tree stood at almost 15 meters high and was made from reclaimed wood. OSRAM was proud to […]

Bowen Boshier

Bowen Boshier

THE BAOBAB TREE: INSPIRING FINE ART BOWEN BOSHIER is a wilderness pencil artist and has been exhibiting since 1990. His work is in a number of private and bank collections. His originals are sold through the Everard Read Gallery, and limited edition reproductions are in selected galleries across Southern Africa. He says: "I find that […]