MBOISA Winner 2016: Laduma Ngxokolo’s Shawl

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Interior designer Tracy Lee Lynch nominated this striking shawl as one of the 10 Most Beautiful Objects in South Africa (MBOISA) prior to the start of the Design Indaba Festival from 17 – 19 February 2016.

It was announced on Friday 19 February that the shawl designed by Laduma Ngxokolo of MaXhosa was voted as this year’s winner. Designed in his signature style, the piece is a unisex design made from 80% wool and 20% mohair. “It can be styled in more than twenty ways,” he explains in the video below. “The versatility is the important aspect of the piece.”

“I feel blessed and honored to have been given an opportunity to have one of my creations singled out of thousands of amazing products in South Africa and be given the Most Beautiful Object is South Africa title,” he adds.

Find the full list of MBOISA nominees here. To view more of Laduma’s work, visit maxhosa.co.za.