WORDS Gina Dionisio
African Jacquard has given their new Metallic Collection the ‘Midas touch’.
Often referred to as ‘The Cloth of Gold’, the use of precious metals for decoration and embellishment in textiles literally goes back thousands of years.
As a civilization, we have come a long way since then, and although African Jacquard‘s latest collection of artistry and skill may not include actual gold threads, the symbolism behind the colours of the different precious metals is certainly intended. Silver; representing clarity and self-reflection, Copper, symbolizing charisma and artistic creativity, and Gold, the emblem of prosperity.
At the very core of the collection is the Metallic Bogolan throw in Gold and Copper. This luxurious and complex piece of textile is the result of months of technical design and testing. It combines intricate waffle structures mixed with African symbols and patterns, woven together with the alluring colours of precious metals.
This new collection of throws, cushions, and tableware is a must-have for any textile lover. Here are our favourites from the collection:
Metallic Leopard Lounge Throw (from R2955)
Metallic Bogolan Napkins (R230)
Shop the new Metallic Collection online, or visit their showroom in Woodstock, Cape Town.