AKAYA JERSEY

100% South African mohair
Hand knitted in South Africa by Sandy & Joan

Sleeve detail inspired by masquerade traditions in the Cross River region, Nigeria. All-male societies are formed in the villages and preside over social, legal, economic and political issues and they work alongside the modern legal system. Costume traditions vary from village to village, some wear colourful cloth, crocheted knitwear embroidered with symbols, wooden carved animal heads.

Cowgirlblues is a Cape Town based dye house and design studio specialising in South African mohair and wool. The yarn is locally produced from sheep and goats farmed in the Karoo and parts of the Southern, Western and Eastern Cape. All yarn is hand-dyed and most are commercially spun, with the exception of some that are spun by hand.