Silk has held a special fascination and magic for me since childhood when silkworms spun a golden, papery heart on a cardboard shape for me.
Beautiful fabrics and colour and the abundant patterns observed from nature became my great love and inspiration whilst growing up, and I therefore went on to
study Textile Design and its History at the University of Stellenbosch.
Here I learned about the Ancient Silk Route, and it always remained a most exciting and evocative subject in my mind.
I saw a photograph of a beautiful Suzani on The Textile Blog in 2012, and clicked the " I like" icon, and very soon a response came from
The Little Silk Road Shop in Bukhara, and so began my direct connection with the beautiful world of Suzani.
When I received the first Suzani from Bukhara, it took my breath away completely.
To experience the energy, the magnificent fine handwork, and the colour combinations and abundance of exotic floral designs in these beautiful
hand embroidered textiles, was a new and profound experience for me.
In a way it was like being a child again, and being immersed in a new and abundant world of colours, exotic patterns and textures to discover.
I learned of the difficulties in finding a market from Bukhara for these exquisite traditional embroideries and decided to import Suzanis and to see if I could create a small market for them in Cape Town.
The profit from Suzanis that I sell in Cape Town, go towards building a unique Suzani Collection for an exhibition.
Silk has held a fascination and magic for me since childhood when silkworms spun a golden, papery heart on a cardboard shape for me.
Qualifications & Certifications
University of Stellenbosch
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