Bead and wire crafting is an original African art form. Young men in South Africa and Zimbabwe would spend spare time, partially due to high unemployment, creating recycled crafts and toys from scrap wire, tin and other materials. This has become known as township art. The wire framing is mostly done by men, as it requires considerable strength in addition to skill. Various individuals and organizations discovered this talent and assist these budding artisans with materials and training to enable them to develop marketable skills and crafts.