The women of the Ndebele culture, with its vibrant aesthetics, express their status in society by the way they adorn and ornament themselves. It is an enlivened exhibition of identity and power.
Double strand dynamic rope embellished with wax cotton thread and gold lurex thread. The rope used is locally produced and has been re-purposed.
This necklace weighs 88g and is 28cm long.
The Pichulik Ndebele Collection is synonymous with a distinctive, African design aesthetic, showcasing explosive colour, striking tribal and geometric motifs and statement silhouettes. Inspired by the dynamic colour combinations and beaded patterns of sub-Saharan African tribal jewellery, as well as the tactile textile arts of Sheila Hicks, the distinguishing features are loop-style rope configurations in woven static and dynamic rope, embellished with contrast wrapping and beadwork. This collection is a celebration of colour and statement sculptural form.
Pichulik is an ethical jewellery, accessories atelier based in Cape Town, South Africa. Rooted in Africa, and inspired by ancient traditions and cultures around the world, PICHULIK seeks to impart sacred feminine wisdom through its unique and intentional designs