Winner Of The Most Beautiful Object
Every year, Design Indaba asks a selection of well-known cultural commentators from across South Africa to nominate an object they feel is the most beautiful in the country.
It was announced on Friday 3 March at the end of the Design Indaba Festival that textile designer Nkuli Mlangeni’s beautiful Sankara Rug took this year’s title.
The beautiful Sankara Rug by Nkuli Mlangeni is just one of the nominees for the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa for 2017. Head to @designindaba’s Nightscape from tomorrow at 5:30pm to see all of the nominees for yourself. #designindaba #mboisa #beautiful #design #rug #designer #decor
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The rug, which is inspired by Ndebele patterns and the Reed Dance, is woven using traditional methods by local artisans. It was important to Nkuli that she create a modern, culture-rich design that still manages to celebrate and promote the traditional art of weaving.
The rug was nominated by Bielle Bellingham, creative director at Cardova Productions.