Papaya Craft is Magdalena’s innovative hobby. Wicker baskets, natural fibre rugs and hand-woven tablecloths are wonderful examples of local craftsmanship and rank high amongst the most popular souvenirs from Uganda. Magdalena decided to give the old-school weaving technique a subtle twist, combining various handcraft designs from across Africa. While remaining faithful to the traditional Ugandan production method and using natural ingredients such as grass, leaves and roots to prepare dyes, each of Magdalena’s creations also reflects her artistic temperament. They are not just excellent pieces of craft; they are true works of art.
Magdalena and Sebastian draw their inspiration from all over Africa. Each journey brings new souvenirs to the Papaya Craft Shop. They also support and try to infect you with love for contemporary African art, which is gaining increasingly more recognition globally.