Bespoke hand crafted leather products with Shona heritage on show at Stamford Diversity Festival

  Posted: 23.07.21 at 08:47 by Yvette Diaz-Munoz, SARG Events Coordinator

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Good spirited design, together with elegance and rich heritage, will be on show at the Stamford Diversity Festival next month.

Originating from Harare, Zimbabwe, local resident and founder of The Dendere Nest , Simon Munashe Dendere uses his interest in architecture, design, culture and craft to inform his designs.

He started his practice developing skills in leather making using hand techniques.

Simon’s approach is low energy and pieces are made individually to ensure that he only makes what is needed.

The offcuts of leather used in every piece created are sustainably sourced and turned into an elegant product that is embossed with The Dendere Nest crest

The Dendere Nest is a family crest that is defined by the importance of togetherness, warmth, authenticity, elegance and Shona heritage.


The Dendere Nest leather purses and wallets are handmade with love, attention and craft.

The Shona tribe is Zimbabwe's largest indigenous group, their tribal language is also called Shona (Bantu)

The Festival is a Celebration of World Music, Art & Crafts, Food & Drink .

It has been funded with the help of an South Kesteven District Council grant of £5000 and a Stamford Town Council grant of £1000 and sales of the fundraising Stamford World Cook Book £12.95 from All Good Market and Cakes+co.

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