Large Shweshwe Cuff
Ebony cuff with a 10-carat tourmaline, bloodwood disc and the hallmark shweshwe pattern made of a thousand sterling silver pinpoints.
Shweshwe is to fabric what the Milky Way is to the firmament.
With a history dating back to Arab and Phoenician trade, bolts of intricately patterned indigo cloth were given to King Moshweshwe of Lesotho by early European missionaries – and the name shweshwe stuck. In those early days, the designs, often incorporating concentric circles, were made using picotage, a fabric printing method very similar to my Milky Way technique.
In as much as shweshwe is now used for haute couture as well as houseware, a shweshwe bangle can be worn equally at home or out to a special occasion.
The Large Shweshwe Cuff is made of ebony, a 10-carat tourmaline, and bloodwood disc. The hallmark shweshwe pattern is made of a thousand sterling silver pinpoints using Hombisa’s signature Milky Way technique.