Juditha Sakinofsky’s Scarves

WORDS Michaela Stehr IMAGES Stephanie Tin


Juditha Sakinofsky’s big silk-and-cotton scarves make a geographical statement.

Juditha Sakinofsky’s beautiful silk-and-cotton-blend scarves feature digital prints of Cape Town scenes and vintage images that evoke nostalgia. “Most of the images have a story attached,” she says. “It all started with the Muizenberg Bathing Boxes and Vintage Sea Point Beachfront scarves, which were initially made for family, friends and fellow South Africans.

“I look for iconic images of places that are meaningful to me.”

Juditha, a 30-year veteran in media, retail and design, also works in home furnishings using hand-woven silk ikat and vintage suzani textiles. She started her career at local women’s magazines before emigrating to Toronto and then New York. While in the Big Apple, she and her brother Salvo launched the brand Found Object, which involved collecting, curating and distributing textiles and objets from Central Asia, Africa and Turkey. Now, she has returned to Cape Town to launch her new range of scarves in the place that inspired them.

The scarves can be worn as a shawl, which best exhibits the design; around the neck, as the fabric drapes fabulously; or as a sarong to the beach.

They’re available through Juditha’s website and at The Trading Company at Spice Route near Paarl.