Artist Designed Blanket - Nenzima x The Urbanative
This blanket was designed by South African furniture and product design company, TheUrbanative.
'Nenzima' was one of the most powerful African queens from Congo who made waves in the Mangbetu Court in the first decade of the 20th century.
“The overall shapes, lines and forms of this artwork are all inspired by the distinctive look of the elongated heads of most Mangbetu women in early 20th century history. Along with the elongated head, the hairstyles accompanying the women’s overall look was an oval or funnel-shaped coiffure which ended in an outward halo, originally symbolic of high social status, this was considered exceptionally attractive and powerful and hence the inclusion in TheUrbanative's African Crowns Collection.” - Mpho Vackier, founder of TheUrbanative
FABRICATION: 100% cotton sourced from BCI accredited farmers
PROCESS: Jacquard machine knitted with ribbed border
SIZE: 140cm x 180cm. Note that sizing may vary slightly for each style due to the nature of the making process