CELEBRATING MODERN AFRICAN JEWELRY DESIGN

Boa Me Na Me Mmoa Wo-Large
Boa Me Na Me Mmoa Wo-Large
Boa Me Na Me Mmoa Wo-Large
Boa Me Na Me Mmoa Wo-Large
Boa Me Na Me Mmoa Wo-Large

MAG By Andile Mdakane

Boa Me Na Me Mmoa Wo-Large

Regular price $40

"Help me and let me help you” - a symbol of cooperation and interdependence.

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.

MATERIALS: Shweshwe fabric and/or wood veneer, perspex, nickel free metal stud and plastic cap. (Please note: Color may vary in the model photograph)

DIMENSIONS: W 3.5 cm (1.4″), H 6 cm (2.4″)

WEIGHT: 9.4 grams

 

Boa Me Na Me Mmoa Wo-Large
Boa Me Na Me Mmoa Wo-Large
Boa Me Na Me Mmoa Wo-Large