Sara Basson, from Leonardville, produces useful, decorative pieces which are a variety of bead-edged doilies, dolls, placemats and mobiles. Sara was taught to sew by her mother, which served to guide her entire life and its course to date were shaped by her skills at crafting. After moving to Windhoek, in search of a better life, higher income and confident of her skills, she initially sold her handicraft on the streets of the city before applying successfully for a stall at the Namibia Craft Centre.
The curios and crafts at her stall reflect Sara Basson’s distinctly rural Namibian aesthetics, almost untouched by her urban surroundings, an innate sense of proportion (small dolls) and an endearing quest for quality as shown by the pristine finishing on her handmade doilies and knitted items.
Sara vows to continue producing handmade craft until the day she dies because she enjoys working with her hands. Each item at Saras Sara’n, the name of her stall, is handmade and entirely unique; the singular manifestation of one brave, rural Namibian woman’s inspiration.