Ewa – Angel of the Year 2022


Say hello to our 2022 Angel of the Year: Ewa!

Ewa is one of the Guardian Angels – approx 16 cm tall, with 3D wings crocheted in silver-coated copper wire, pearly white Preciosa beads – and what makes her unique and special: A necklace with a purple bead, engraved with Karoo Angels logo. We love her!

The colour of Ewa’s necklace has a profound meaning: It was chosen to honour the late Arch – Desmond Mpilo Tutu, who passed away shortly before the year 2022 started. Many of us felt that the world got a bit darker on that day…

Mpilo, the Arch’s middle name, means life, and that is also what Ewa means: In the dark there is still life. We hope Ewa will be welcomed in the same heartwarming way as her predecessor Zara.


In 2021 the Angel Factory started a new tradition: Angel of the Year – limited edition angels that are only made in a specific year.  After all these years we know that there are many people around the world who collect Karoo Angels, and our Limited Edition angels are made as a gesture towards our dear angel-collectors – people who buy a new angel every year, in order to embellish their surroundings even more, step by step, with the most beautiful angels from the mythical Karoo.

The special feature for the Limited Year Edition Angel is a unique glass beads, specially made for Karoo Angels. It is world famous Preciosa in Bohemia in the Czech Republic that makes these beads for us, with our logo engraved.

Trading of beads between the African continent and Bohemia has existed for hundreds of years – and Karoo Angels continue this trading tradition.  The Bohemian glass beads are today recognised at the UNESCO World Heritage list, and there is a great symbolism found in the fact that also the Angel Factory is connected to the World Heritage list: Karoo Angels is situated at the entrance of the Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve, which is part of UNESCO’s Cape Floral Protected Reserves.