CELEBRATING MODERN AFRICAN JEWELRY DESIGN

MAG - DESIGNED BY ANDILE MDAKANE IN SOUTH AFRICA.

Ancient Adinkra symbols merged with the iconic Shweshwe fabric - for those seeking a unique statement, rich in meaning.

THE INSPIRATION

Adinkra symbols represent ancient African proverbs, still universally relevant today. They were originally created by the Ashanti of Ghana and the Gyaman of Côte d'Ivoire in West Africa. 
                                                                                       
MAG’s earrings merge innovative laser-cutting technology and traditional handicraft, to make a lightweight BOLD statement. 
         
All earrings use Shweshwe fabric- proudly seen as an iconic Southern African fabric. The fabric is used in traditional ceremonies, and for the clothing of married Xhosa and Sotho women.                                                                                                    

THE DESIGNER - Andile Mdakane

Hailing from KwaZulu-Natal, in South Africa, Andile has been obsessed with ancient African symbols, since reading Credo Mutwa’s ‘Indaba my Children’ in 2003.               
                                                                                                           
MAG was launched in the summer of 2016/2017. In 2018, Andile was invited to exhibit MAG at the prestigious ‘Maison et Objet’ Expo in Paris.