• Makemba Boutique

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    Makemba Boutique

    Makemba, is  a central African name meaning Freedom.

    Makemba is a nomadic bohême designer collection of limited-edition jewelry and clothing. Founded by Jodi Jade, Makemba’s vision is to preserve ancient textile and jewellery craftsmanship.

    The Makemba collection includes exquisite silver and brass jewelry, designed and curated by Rodrigo Salazar Castro, an extraordinary artisan from Mexico. Jodie Jade creates gorgeous macrame pieces, each a labour love that weave together her passion for travel and the handmade.

    Bespoke pieces from the unique leather collection are handmade by a Zimbabwean artisan, while the clothing range caters to slow fashion aficionados and lovers of tribal art. The clothing collection is expertly crafted from natural fibres of Indian hand loomed cottons, West African mudcloth and hand block prints.

    Visit Makemba in their new space at Imhoff Farm or shop online.

    The Team

    Our vision is to preserve ancient textile and jewelry craftsmanship. This we do by merging tribal designs and materials into our new age designs.

    The Makemba silver and brass collection is designed and curated by Rodrigo Salazar Castro, an extraordinary artisan from Mexico. Rodrigo apprenticed under the renowned and respected silversmith Poncho Gonzales.

    Under the tutelage of this master artisan Rodrigo studied the ancient techniques of jewellery making in the small Mexican village of Xilitla. Rodrigo painstakingly creates each unique piece using his finely honed skills and his passion for the craft.

    Jodi Jade grew up in South Africa. Having completed her diploma in Art direction, she sold all of her belongings and began to travel the world.

    Her travels wove together time, culture, story and tradition and her artworks became a labor of love. Subsequently her passion of travel, and her love for nomadic design and craftsmanship saw the birth of Makemba Boutique.

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  • Purely Porcelain

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    Purely Porcelain

    Handcrafted ceramic jewellery, homeware & gifts

    Offering a range of hand sculpted porcelain jewellery and home decor. Each piece is lovingly created using porcelain clay, finished with a clear glaze and then beautifully packaged. The pieces, which include silver jewellery (necklaces, bracelets and earrings), home ware and various gift items are inspired by the natural fauna and flora of the Western Cape.

    Imhoff Farm in Kommetjie is home to their studio where all items are handcrafted.

    They also have shop in the V&A Watershed and take part in multiple retail shows across South Africa and the UK.

    Their products are loved internationally and the team annually visits various creative fairs and exhibitions, including RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, Handmade in Britain Oxford, Handmade in Britain Chelsea and the Country Living Christmas Fair.

    Breaking the mould of traditional curios and keepsakes, a Purely Porcelain piece makes for a truly unique gift or memento of your Cape Town visit.

    The Artists

    Purely Porcelain is a bespoke ceramic studio headed up by Fiona and Megan, a mum and daughter duo.

    Fiona loves to work with porcelain because of its beautiful translucence property and its strength and durability. She is inspired by the natural world around her and the beauty of the South African landscape. A creative at heart, Fiona is always working on fresh designs. This leads to an ever-changing array of products – each individually made and totally unique.

    Originally from the UK, Fiona fell in love with the beauty and diversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom. She captures this beauty in her ethereal creations which, is shared and enjoyed by everyone who collect her pieces.

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