Known for her stylish and standout handmade leather accessories, South African designer Tsakani Mashaba creates her range of beautiful and unique products under the brand Hamethop, which fuses local materials, ancient African techniques and contemporary design.
Hamethop is a South African contemporary ready-to-wear and accessories brand by Mashaba, who aims to explore the diversity of African art, textiles, architecture and urban environments.
The stories of each capsule is told through design and craftsmanship, as each piece is handmade in a studio that celebrates traditional techniques born into, perfected and taught across multiple generations.
From woven handles to hand-rendered prints, Hamethop presents itself as a harmonized, multi-faceted brand that has an identifiable voice and aesthetic.
Each style references an intrinsic thought process allowing the buyer to invest in the entire story not just a material piece.
Check out some of the designs below.
See more of her work here.
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