SOUTH SUDANESE CRAFTS

Crafts for Sale

Dominic Raimondo & Loudo Village South Sudan School Project

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – Canopy G

Utah’s South Sudanese refugee population includes both families and young men orphaned during decades of civil war. Many of the orphans, known as the Lost Boys, make clay toys, especially cattle, as a way to remember the cattle culture that is their heritage. Others continue to craft colorful traditional beadwork such as belts, necklaces, rings and earrings. Under the leadership of Dominic Raimondo, some of the money the community raises by selling their arts is being used to help build a traditional school in Dominic’s home village of Loudo.