These little ShweShwe Poppi Dolls were designed by children from Soweto and then put together with all different fabrics and sewing techniques.
I think they are the coolest, most unique dolls I have ever seen. The creativity and expression that was put into the dolls make them completely individual, almost as if they could be alive.
Hunter photographer Waldo Pretorius gave some of his time a month ago to re create these priceless dolls for charity. These dolls represent not only a cultural expression through design, but the younger generations of people who are giving back and supporting their communities through artistry and inventiveness. Amazing.
For more information on the ShweShwe Poppi's go here: Shweshwe Poppi's
All photos shot by: Waldo Pretorius