Wednesday, February 4, 2009

OLZ Capulana Giveaway

There's an extremely versatile piece of clothing found waving in the breeze throughout Africa. You might think of it as a "sarong." I first heard of it as a "chitenje" while in Malawi. In Zimbabwe, it is called a "zambia." The ones pictured here were purchased in Mozambique, so we'll use their Mozambican name: "capulana."

These 4-meter length fabrics are used simply as wraparound skirts, as aprons to protect other clothing, as curtains to cover oneself while showering, as coverups while wearing bathing suits, as handkerchiefs or towels, and to tie a baby on one's back.

Today we are giving two capulanas to one winner. They are complementary patterns, so you can use them for crafts such as quilting.

To Enter:
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. Easy peasy! Please make sure you include an email so I can contact you if you win.

You can get up to two extra entries if you (1) post about Operation Love Zimbabwe on your blog, and/or (2) put the Operation Love Zimbabwe button on your blogsite. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

Entries must be made by 11:59 p.m. PST on February 14, 2009. The winner will be selected using http://www.random.org/ and will be contacted by email.

94 comments:

Stacie said...

Beautiful!

Montessori Secrets said...

Wow! I love what you are doing! We need more people like you in this world. I'm all about helping other people, and I want to wish you the best of luck, courage, and strength. I just posted your badge on my blog. I'll try to get the word out! God Bless!

Carla said...

Your capulanas are beautiful. I have used mine as table clothes and baby carriers along with coverups on the beach and sometimes a towel! Very versatile!

Jennifer said...

These are gorgeous! If I did win them, I would so use them to carry our next baby... then I could share about OLZ with everyone who complimented me on my beautiful carrier (because you know they would!)

Jennifer said...

And I blogged about OLZ... I even shared it on Facebook!

♥ Somebody Loved ♥ said...

Hey its me once again.
Trying to enter and snag the good stuff. These patterns are beautiful.

ToOdLeS.ShEiLa

Danielle said...

Very beautiful, I would love to win. Thanks for such wonderful giveaways!
yellyjohnsen@yahoo.com

the pearson c.a.s.t. said...

how beautiful...they would be great baby carriers! thanks so much for the opportunity! :)

danandmarsh said...

The Operation Love Zimbabwe button is on my blog
Giveaway City

danandmarsh said...

Posted about the giveaway here:
2 Capulanas To Give Away at Mozi Esme

danandmarsh said...

What a unique giveaway! Would love to win these for sure!

noreen said...

they really do go together and the blue and green are great

Sherry said...

lovely giveaway is it open to all?

sherrygo at hotmail dot com

susan said...

Never seen one before but they are beautiful!

Sherry said...

The Operation Love Zimbabwe button at http://iluvcontest.blogspot.com


sherrygo at hotmail dot com

Sherry said...

The Operation Love Zimbabwe button at http://anothercontest.blogspot.com

sherrygo at hotmail dot com

Sherry said...

The Operation Love Zimbabwe button at http://sherrycontest.blogspot.com

sherrygo at hotmail dot com

Sherry said...

post giveaway http://iluvcontest.blogspot.com/2009/02/olz-capula-giveaway.html

sherrygo at hotmail dot com

Baba said...

What a dream to have one of these!

Baba said...

added your button
http://babasfarmlife.blogspot.com/

Miss Blondie said...

Those are gorgeous! My minds already racing with what i would do with one!!

missblondie919 at gmail dot com

Miss Blondie said...

i have the Operation Love Zimbabwe button!

missblondie919 atgmaildotcom

CristyLynn said...

Those are beautiful!

CristyLynn said...

I added the OLZ button on my blog. I've been meaning to blog about your project, and I think I might actually have time tonight! I'll get back to you...

fullernj said...

Beautiful!!!

Elsie said...

I am blessed to learn so much, this is just stunning cloth...I have a Victoria Falls decorated living room, and these cloths would be treasured forever and appreciated here....how very lovely, thank you for your kindness in this giveaway!

pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

Heather said...

Wow - Beautiful.

Amberleigh said...

What beautiful pieces of clothing. My mother received something similar from an Indian friend and absolutely loves it. They are so versatile, comfortable, and beautiful, making them a must for everyone.

cari_and_kevin_king said...

Very beautiful...I'd like to take one with me to Jamaica.

charlies_secret_angel2006 at yahoo dot com

Altrotiroaltroregalo said...

Simply gorgeous!
Count me in, please :)

my email is: evabernini@yahoo.it

Anonymous said...

count me in please

plur268 at yahoo dot com

intensev5 said...

i would love to win these --- how beautiful. Thanks for the great giveaway:)

Tammy Grady said...

These are Beautiful!

Tcontests said...

These look so cool and beautiful - I'd love to try!

tcontests@hotmail.com

Samuel said...

These are beautiful - I know just the right person to give them to

Carrie said...

love the colors brillant

Kristen said...

Beautiful! Great cause! I would love to win these.
kmfhee@gmail.com

Sweetpeas said...

Gorgeous! I'd love to win!

Karmyn R said...

These are beautiful!

karhix@yahoo.com

dani said...

wow, esme... the capulanas seem to be VERY popular!!! they are very beautiful:)
love,
dani

valerie2350 said...

pretty pretty!

valerie2350 said...

button
http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/

Michelle said...

absolutely beautiful

lilaura5 said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Amazing fabric, these are beautiful

Sharon said...

Thanks for the info on Zimbabwe -- I've added the Operation Love Zimbabwe button to my website: http//mom.floft.net/

sharon at floft dot net

Z's Mom said...

These are beautiful.....did you bring all of this stuff back with you from Mozambique?

majorjonjon said...

lovely

Anonymous said...

Those are absolutely stunning. One of those would be a perfect gift for my mother's birthday.


lbrownlee@galtgroup.net

Jennifer said...

Absolutely stunning and I would use them proudly!

knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Jennifer said...

I did indeed blog about this wonderful cause. http://rundpinne.blogspot.com/2009/02/operation-love-zimbabwe.html

knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Jennifer said...

The button is indeed on my blog on the right side: http://www.rundpinne.blogspot.com

knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Naomi said...

Lovely. And I posted your button on my sidebar, too.

Naddez said...

Beautiful colors.

CanCan (MomMostTraveled) said...

I should trade you one from Laos or Indonesia!


onlycancan ta hotmail dot com

CanCan (MomMostTraveled) said...

I have your button up.


onlycancan ta hotmail dot com

pam said...

Very beautiful. I would love that.

pam said...

I have your blog button

Andrea said...

Those are gorgeous...and I love the colors!

Anam said...

Wonderful and beautiful. Count me in the drawing, please.

Nancy said...

What gorgeous fabric - and so very useful!

Reva Skie said...

I practically live in sarongs during the summer. I would love to add these to my collection.

Rachel Ann said...

I love using sarongs in the summertime...these would be perfect!

Steve said...

It is amazing how a simple piece of cloth can be used for so many tasks.

steven(DOT)higgins(AT)wright(DOT)edu

ikkinlala said...

These are so pretty!

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Caroline said...

Can I just echo what steve said? I love how many uses for a simple peice of beautiful cloth people have come up with.

mel said...

These are beautiful! I love to wear them over my bathing suit.

mdhohn(at)msn(dot)com

mommy4life said...

Our church is doing a missions trip to Malawi this summer and I'd love to give these to someone going to use while there...

ksfamilymailatyahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Those are gorgeous. The colors look lovely in the photo.
scrappylori at gmail dot com

shona said...

how beautiful. i think i would use at least one to carry my yorkie around in. thanks for your support of the ppl of zimbabwe. if i win contact me at mema103@yahoo.com

perilloparodies said...

ooh, those are neat!!! I am linking you now... hope you fit in some laughter in your day today!!! ;-)

Karen S said...

Wow - what stunning fabrics. Thanks!

minishoes said...

Very,very Pretty!! thanks jacquecurl@gmail.com

PisecoMom (Mom's Marbles) said...

Beautiful!

Thanks again for ALL the wonderful giveaways.

DEBIJOT said...

Beautiful fabrics with lots of uses.

The Real Life Fairy Tale Princess said...

These are just beautiful. I have a couple of handmade sari-type dresses that I just love and these would be fabulous!

The Real Life Fairy Tale Princess said...

Linked you in my blog!

The Real Life Fairy Tale Princess said...

Added your button to http://onemorefairytale.blogspot.com

klshepar said...

They are beautiful! You seriously have the most amazing giveaways! Keep blogging!

kris_lyn17@hotmail.com

grannyvon said...

Beautiful, Beautiful, Amazing, Unique are some of the words coming to mind when I see these. Thank you for the chance to enter. ybutler@oppcatv.ocm

Kate said...

I know these wrapping clothes by the name Kanga and I love them. I have already posted about Operation Love Zimbabwe, I hope it is a great success. If I win these clothes, please contact me at baggyk at yahoo dot com

AmandaSue said...

Wow what beautiful fabric! i'd love to be entered, thanks.
unforgetable_dreamer_always (AT) hotmail (DOT) com

Kat C. said...

How interesting, I'd love to try this out =)

katch05 at gmail dot com

Shelly said...

So beautiful - thanks!

Joni said...

beautiful!!

jonilee73 at yahoo dot com

caseykelp said...

How beautiful thank you for the giveaway and the taste of culture

Jody said...

I have a sarong that I have used for so many things... skirt, baby carrier, curtain. I would love to win these!

Leah said...

Thank you so much for all these beautiful blessings! : )))

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

GigiSxm said...

beautiful

gigisxm(AT)gmail(DOT)com

GigiSxm said...

I posted about the cause

http://adventuresingigi.blogspot.com/2009/02/more-on-africa.html

gigisxm(AT)gmail(DOT)com

GigiSxm said...

I put your button up

http://adventuresingigi.blogspot.com

gigisxm(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Lisa said...

I love the idea of using these as a baby carrier. They're so much prettier than the one I've been using.
iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

Shirley said...

I would love these to make into decorative items for our African themed bedroom. Awesome.

DeAnn said...

These are very beautiful, and would be very honored to have them in my home. Thank you for the great giveaways and I think what you are doing is a really great thing you and your family are very blessed to be able to help others.
Thank you
purplerose32or@gmail.com

Katie Paterson said...

Love the wraps! katiepaterson@gmail.com