Do you remember going to craft markets that had real handmade goods? That weren’t wall-to-wall cheap imports from Asia and the rest of Africa?
Wikipedia defines crafts as “a whole host of activities and hobbies that are related to making things with one’s own hands and skill”.
Original ideas, innovative designs… Tasty tasty pickles and biscuits and other home-made goodies to tantalise the taste-buds. I used to love going to markets.
But I found that ‘craft markets’ became very commercial over the years, with very little ‘craft’ and far too much mass-produced rubbish that certainly wasn’t made by South African hands.
Happily, there is a new craft market on the horizon, a market called the Constantia Country Living Market, and it will make its debut on Saturday the 16th of September at the Cape Academy (Firgrove Way, Constantia).
The market will be open from 8.00am to 3.00pm and will be offering ‘classic crafts and food from the earth, for the body, mind and soul’.
Thereafter, the market will be held on the 3rd Saturday of every month.
*update: this market no longer operates, unfortunately. see comments below for other options*