Collection: Zendawo Creatures

Under the shade of an indigenous Mpengende Tree, deep in rural Zululand, sits an
artist of epic proportion. This is the home of Themba Mathenjwe. Born in 1967,
Mathenjwe worked as a labourer and during his time off, whittled away at wooden
sticks creating carved wooden animals. His natural talent was recognised by the late
artist, Peter Engblom, who mentored him and Mathenjwe went on to study at the
then Natal Technikon.
Mathenjwe gets inspiration from nature and his imagination. The branches of the
tree, movement of clouds, and things all around him. He loves the use of bold and
bright colours. His creatures are joyful and whimsical, many sporting a naughty
attitude.
20 products
  • Zendawo Creature Bird on Green Box
    Zendawo Creature Bird on Green Box
    Vendor
    Themba Mathenjwa
    Regular price
    R 550.00
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    R 550.00
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  • Zendawo Creature Bird on Stand
    Zendawo Creature Bird on Stand
    Vendor
    Themba Mathenjwa
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    R 300.00
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  • Zendawo Creature Bird with Yellow Fish
    Zendawo Creature Bird with Yellow Fish
    Vendor
    Themba Mathenjwa
    Regular price
    R 260.00
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    R 260.00
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  • Zendawo Creature Birds on Branches
    Zendawo Creature Birds on Branches
    Vendor
    Themba Mathenjwa
    Regular price
    R 1,200.00
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    R 1,200.00
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  • Zendawo Creature Wolf
    Zendawo Creature Wolf
    Vendor
    Themba Mathenjwa
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    R 700.00
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  • Zendawo Creature BigTortoises
    Zendawo Creature BigTortoises
    Vendor
    Themba Mathenjwa
    Regular price
    R 600.00
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    R 600.00
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  • Zendawo Creature Red-Footed Rabbit
    Zendawo Creature Red-Footed Rabbit
    Vendor
    Themba Mathenjwa
    Regular price
    R 800.00
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    R 800.00
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  • Zendawo Creature Small Tortoises
    Zendawo Creature Small Tortoises
    Vendor
    Themba Mathenjwa
    Regular price
    R 500.00
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    R 500.00
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  • Zendawo Creature Spotted Dog on Pot
    Zendawo Creature Spotted Dog on Pot
    Vendor
    Themba Mathenjwa
    Regular price
    R 500.00
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    R 500.00
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  • Zendawo Creature Small Yellow Bunny
    Zendawo Creature Small Yellow Bunny
    Vendor
    Themba Mathenjwa
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    R 180.00
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  • Zendawo Creature Blue Bunny
    Zendawo Creature Blue Bunny
    Vendor
    Themba Mathenjwa
    Regular price
    R 600.00
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    R 600.00
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  • Zendawo Creature Yellow Dog
    Zendawo Creature Yellow Dog
    Vendor
    Themba Mathenjwa
    Regular price
    R 900.00
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    R 900.00
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  • Zendawo Creature Leopard
    Zendawo Creature Leopard
    Vendor
    Themba Mathenjwa
    Regular price
    R 360.00
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    R 360.00
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  • Zendawo Creature Lizzard
    Zendawo Creature Lizzard
    Vendor
    Themba Mathenjwa
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    R 100.00
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  • Zendawo Creature Frog
    Zendawo Creature Frog
    Vendor
    Themba Mathenjwa
    Regular price
    R 360.00
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    R 360.00
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  • Zendawo Creature Bigger Fish
    Zendawo Creature Bigger Fish
    Vendor
    Themba Mathenjwa
    Regular price
    R 180.00
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    R 180.00
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  • Zendawo Creature Small Fish
    Zendawo Creature Small Fish
    Vendor
    Themba Mathenjwa
    Regular price
    R 140.00
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    R 140.00
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  • Zendawo Creature Rhinos
    Zendawo Creature Rhinos
    Vendor
    Themba Mathenjwa
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    R 160.00
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  • Zendawo Creature Small Dogs
    Zendawo Creature Small Dogs
    Vendor
    Themba Mathenjwa
    Regular price
    R 160.00
    Sale price
    R 160.00
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  • Zendawo Creature Keyrings
    Zendawo Creature Keyrings
    Vendor
    Themba Mathenjwa
    Regular price
    R 80.00
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    R 80.00
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