Zara – Angel of the Year 2021


Finally: Here is Zara – Karoo Angels Limited Edition 2021 – our very first Angel of the Year.

Zara is one of the Guardian Angels – with 3D wings crocheted in silver-coated copper wire, pearly white Preciosa beads – and what makes her unique and special: A necklace with a mint green bead, engraved with Karoo Angels logo. So beautiful!

Zara is approx 16 cm tall. Her name is of course not chosen randomly for the year of 2021: Zara means ‘new start’.

Zara is also named after one of the Rietbron crafters, who make the Angel of the Year – Sara, who lost her daughter in late 2020.

So the angel Zara is both a reminder about hope, and a sincere wish that 2021 will be better year for everyone.


In 2021 the Angel Factory starts 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 the world famous Preciosa in Bohemia in the Czech Republic that has made 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.