Maruva comes from Harare, Zimbabwe. He is from a family of artists, his father taught him and all his brothers and sisters to be artists.
Maruva himself started as a musician playing the Marimba, the primary traditional instrument of the Shona people. He toured Europe playing his music, but later settled in South Africa to follow his roots in Art. He is still making music with a 7 piece band, whose members also help him with his recycle art when he gets big orders.
Maria in the last few years has teamed up with another talented artist Dominic. Together they make few items, but each is small and perfectly crafted and designed to detail.
Zenzele has been working with Maruva since 2004.