Monthly Archives: February 2014

A revival of the ancient Ethiopian and Eritrean weaving tradition

Hand-woven cotton garments also called shemma were traditionally worn by the Christian populations of the northern and central highlands of Ethiopia and the central and southern highlands of Eritrea. Today the hand-woven cotton garments are found nearly everywhere in both countries and are not only used for garments but also for household products like blankets, […]

Get to know the Artist behind SMITH JEWELLERY Anna Raimondo

When I first met Anna Raimondo in one of Cape Town’s bohemian Coffees at Woodstock Exchange, I knew that she belonged to those young and talented South African designers that are evolving everywhere. I had the pleasure to view most of her pieces that day. She enjoyed explaining her items in detail. I realised her […]