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Named in honour of Yemaja, 'The Mother of All' in African mythology, the Yemaja is the protector of women. She is often depicted as a mermaid and is associated with the moon, water, and feminine mysteries. This limited edition version of the Yemaja is a collaboration with two of South Africa’s most prominent artists - famed knitwear designer MAXHOSA BY LADUMA and influential South African music artist RIKY RICK. The multi-functional strap allows this unisex piece to be worn around your waist, cross-body, on the shoulder or carried as a clutch with the strap removed. The closure of the bag is uniquely finished with a springbok horn which sits perfectly across the front of the bag.
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About Ostrich Shin
Okapi’s ostrich leather is sustainably and ethically sourced as a by-product of the existing free-range ostrich farming industry in South Africa. Through the close relationships which we have fostered with the farming communities in the Karoo region, we are able to give complete transparency and ensure that our natural materials are 100 % traceable, ethical and sustainably sourced. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure all processes are of the highest safety and quality, along with ethical production practices that respect both animal welfare and the environment. The uniqueness of our leathers is characterized by the deliberate inclusion of the natural markings that the animals incur in the wild. The natural markings that the animal incurs in the wild are included on the skins which are used. This gives each Okapi piece a more organic and changeable quality.
- Locally made
- Ethically sourced
- Entirely traceable