AFRIGARDE By Maria Uys
Ahluka - 'to become different' - a Ndebele phrase which refers to the period following female initiation.
Afrofuturistic wearable art inspired by Ndebele design- for those who love to make a bold statement.
AFRIGARDE was inspired by the Ndebele tribe, who live across Southern Africa.
The Ndebele are renowned for their distinct brightly colored geometric patterns that adorn their homestead walls.
The range aims to create a futuristic aesthetic incorporating traditional African body adornment, which redefines the cultural barriers and bias that certain traditional dress might create.
AFRIGARDE pieces can be used to adorn your body or decorate your wall. Each piece is handmade and engineered out of extremely lightweight felt.
THE DESIGNER- Maria Uys
The AFRIGARDE range was created by Maria Uys as part of her Bachelor of Technology degree in Surface Design and Cultural Studies. It was launched in 2015 at the South African Design Indaba.
In 2018, Maria has been invited to showcase at both the Paris as well as Milan Fashion Week.
COLOR: Orange (Please note - product may be shown in other colors in some photos)
MATERIAL: Merino Sheep Wool (Felt) and Metallic Clasp.
DIMENSIONS: Diameter: 150 mm, Weight: 25 grams, Size: W 27 cm (10.6″),H 30 cm (11.8″)
HANDMADE: in South Africa, sizes may vary