THE MAKEBA NECKPIECE IS A DEDICATION TO THE GREAT SOUTH AFRICAN SONGSTRESS, MIRIAM MAKEBA, AFFECTIONATELY CALLED MAMA AFRICA.
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.
DIMENSIONS: Diameter: Double Rope 8cm (3.1") and Single Rope 4cm (1.6"), Size: W 21 cm (8.3″), H 50 cm (19.8″)
HANDMADE: in South Africa, sizes and color 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.
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.