THIS IS FOR THE BOLD AND THE BRAVE, THE UNIQUE AND THE CONFIDENT.
MARABOU: A regal collection inspired by wanderlust and travels through Africa.
MATERIAL: 100% cotton Shweshwe fabric, cotton thread and rope, metal alloy chain and clasp, aluminum cover buttons.
DIMENSIONS: Diameter: Double Rope 8cm (3.1") and 'Tail' Ropes 11cm (4.3"), Size: W 17 cm (6.7 ″), H 58 cm (22.8 ″)
COLOR: Forest green fabric with green and mustard yellow accents, and gold finishings.
HANDMADE: in South Africa, sizes may vary slightly
THE DESIGNER- Fentse Mokale
A trained Chemical Engineer from South Africa, Fentse, takes the concept of traditional African rope necklaces, to engineer contemporary unique shapes, lines, and curves.
From the Victorian dresses of the Herero Tribe in Namibia; to the bold Maasai ceremonial necklaces in Kenya; to the majestic style and talent of one of South Africa’s most iconic jazz musicians, Miriam Makeba- Fentse draws inspiration from her extensive travels across Africa and her love for its art and culture.
Most of Fentse's work uses Shweshwe fabric, proudly seen as an iconic Southern African fabric. The fabric is used in traditional ceremonies, and to make the clothing of newly married Xhosa and Sotho women.