Ndebele is pictorial art and African culture, a tribute to the Ndebele people and to their female artistic tradition. This town in northern South Africa is known for the murals of geometric motifs and vibrant colors that decorate the outside of their houses, inspired by natural motifs that are symbolically depicted.
The Ndebele women are in charge of creating the colourful artistic displays and they are the ones to hand down the culture of their people, generation to generation.
Sandra Figuerola captures the artistic and cultural heritage of the Ndebele by creating a vibrant collection of rugs for GAN that stems from ethnical roots and reinterprets them from a western perspective. Thus, the Ndebele kilim of ethnic style and contemporary language playfully combines intense tones with rotund patterns that stand out for their geometrical outlines.
Each model is crafted from wool and is handmade by tightly weaving threads on a loom to produce a flat and lightweight yet very durable rug.