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Girl from Egoli

Brown isiShweshwe is one of the more traditional colours of this textile and the image is created by the inimitable discharge printing method.  This is a silkscreening process in which instead of normal ink, discharge inks are used, which remove the backround colour to create the pattern, rather than printing a colour on top.

The name of the piece, Girl from Egoli, references Johannesburg, city of gold.   This choker features an embroidered and beaded double tandleton of lustrous, golden raw silk – hence the name – topped with bone linen and a pearl bead.

It is fastened by means of a soft brown velvet ribbon which, being adjustable, makes it extremely comfortable to wear.

Please feel free to email me for further information about this African textile choker.