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Dec 8, 2015

Best buys from Mungo Design



LEFT The Bakuba throw and RIGHT:Tawulo

The Bakuba throw is inspired by the traditional weaving patterns woven in the Congo by the people of the Kuba Kingdom. Historically Kuba cloth was woven with palm leaves by men for ceremonial rituals. The off beat, repetitive, staggered and suspended geometric patterns of the kuba cloth have been compared to the traditional music of the region. Here we have woven the Bakuba throw from pure cotton grown in Swaziland. Designed, woven and made in South Africa. The latest offering in our Mungo Design Flat weave towel range is the beautiful muted tones of the Tawulo which blends beautifully into many interiors while adding texture and tone to your bathroom. The story behind the Tawulo comes from way back when the weavers in West Africa used natural dyes with a limited colour pallet. Once they saw European dyed fabric with brighter colours they would trade to get this cloth, which they would then unravelled to get the yarn. The yarn was then rewoven into  their  own fabrics, often mixing different colours together which created a textured and uneven colour pallet. We have integrated this technique in the tawulo. Each towel will come out slightly differently due to the random rolling of the weft yarn in the weaving process. Contact: Mungo Design

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