Click on the below pictures to view the different processes
One of the most unique product ranges developed by Tsakani over the past years are the completely hand crafted products which differ in look and feel to traditional Eastern silks. Both cultivated and wild African silk is used to make up the hand woven stoles, scarves, throws and scatter cushion covers.
The silk yarns are spun and hand dyed. One silk spinner produces approximately 5 kilograms of hand spun yarn a month. The hand dying is done on a small scale, and dye lots of a particular colour are seldom exactly the same. This results in each batch of scarves, stoles and throws being unique in texture and character.
A picture story of the transformation of raw African silk into skeins, ready to be woven
Dye is weighed before mixing, then the silk skeins are hand dyed.
Weaving is done in small weaving studios by some of the best weavers in South Africa, handpicked for their excellent craftsmanship and quality weaving. An experienced, fulltime weaver produces approximately 30 scarves or 24 stoles a month
|HAND WOVEN SCATTER CUSHIONS
Square / Oblong / Bolster
|R 535 - R 900|
|HAND WOVEN THROWS
100 x 200cm
|R 1900 - R 2990|
|HAND WOVEN STOLES
50 x 200cm
|R 1500 - R 2400|
|HAND WOVEN SCARVES
25/30 x 180cm
|R 720 - R 1600|
Unique hand woven silks produced in Africa.