The peacock earth design represents nature’s beauty that is majestic yet filled with humility.
Most people like the idea of angels watching over us. In African culture, ancestors and totem animals represent angelic energies that protect us from negative forces. This Nomkhubulwane design is indicative of angelic forces that bring hope and inspire determination in our lives.
We can yearn for the heart-thumping in unison with live music as it was performed before COVID – 19 when stories were clothed in melody and experienced by people in settings that benefitted other industries such as retail, food and beverage, transport or tourism.
We should acknowledge our current frustration and sadness as we try to manage the surge of the coronavirus but we should also strive to think positively about our future. Our outlook on life is influenced by the clothes we wear so at Khwela Factory, we create textile related items that speak to how we want our future identity to look like.
This mbira scarf and face mask print is a reminder that the African spirit needs music to heal. Let it play on. Let it reveal the relationships we have with those who matter. Let us wear symbols that inspire us to appreciate what we have and the contribution we can make to the world.
Let the hypnotic vibrations of the mbira resonate from within you. Even when we can’t sing in public, we can sing to ourselves. We can sing without a single sound being heard because as the wind makes the scarf dance, the mbira is part of that supernatural expression.
Your heart is where the music is.
There is a huge demand for cloth face masks that are washable as we try to find ways to protect ourselves against the coronavirus. Khwela Factory has taken the initiative to use its Unoyiwawa fabric to make face masks that are representations of our South African story written by Kgomotso le Roux titled Unoyiwawa’s Birth.
The reversible masks are available in small, medium and large sizes. Once you have used up the printed part, flip it over to the black side and position the elastic bands on your head for comfort that does not strain your ears.
Material: Polyester, elastic,
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Design: Peacock in layers face mask
Colors: Red, black, yellow and orange on mustard
In the face of adversity and panic, only the faithful survive. Unoyiwawa’s Birth teaches us to be resilient. We had planned a provincial school tour where we partnered with schools to present the Unoyiwawa story to grade 4 -7 learners. Nature decided to swerve us into quarantine mode so we revert to working from home and promoting the Unoyiwawa story with related textile designs online.
Many are crying because of the state of the South African economy. Businesses that rely on tourism to generate an income have to find a solution to this drastic shift in the economy. The stress related to this has driven many to bed due to a weakened immune system. Diversify the income stream. This is a lesson to learn.
If you are recovering from a cold, read a great book in bed and enjoy the moment with our Unoyiwawa cushions. They are great for sitting up and back support at only R310. Free delivery in Gauteng.
We are inviting schools in Gauteng to partner with us in making reading fun for 9 to 14-year old learners. Khwela Factory is passionate about education and a culture of reading that goes beyond the classroom.
Our musical reading initiative fuses practical and critical thinking with
If you would like to join us in this drive, contact us now. Our future leaders depend on it.