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Pfeka Is Your Home of Modern Africa Inspired Clothing

Pfeka is where to find modern Africa inspired wear. A little bit of the bold color, a glimpse of the African print, and the patterns for a unique statement. Pfeka brings identity to your wardrobe. Clothing telling the stories from Africa, made in Europe for day to day wear without feeling out of place or it is too much. Everyday clothing that shows your uniqueness and exquisite style and taste. We carefully choose the prints and patterns with valuable stories which we then share with you in our products.

BLACK AND WHITE ZEBRA PRINT

The zebra is beautifully unique in appearance, with its trademark stripes that confuse predators and mesmerize onlookers.

Zebra symbolism teaches you to be quick on your feet and have a vision of what you want to happen with your life,

The meaning of the zebra speaks about keeping your individuality and uniqueness. It’s so easy to get lost in this world and just follow the lead of others, but your zebra totem wants you to do none of that.

It encourages you to embrace the traits and qualities that make you uniquely you, including your flaws and weaknesses. Don’t be afraid to be yourself and strive to make your mark in the world.

We thus have this print in our animal prints collection, the African print.

PFEKA MASVINGO AFRICAN PRINT

The name Zimbabwe, loosely transplanted from the native Shona means house of stones, huis van stenen in Dutch . Great Zimbabwe is located in the south-eastern part of the country in Masvingo (ruins) and it is a protected heritage site estimated to have been built between 1100 and 1450AD. It was built using motarless stones by the first inhabitants who happened to be Shona (my ancestors!). There are quiet a number of ruins in Southern Africa and Great Zimbabwe is believed to have served as a royal Palace and is a distinguished place. The chevron which forms part of the patterns we incorporated stems from these ruins and we designed this print to represent this royalty aspect of the ruins . The chevron pattern also denotes the woman in African society. The middle part of the print resembles the water which flows in the lands of Africa and is also inspired by the different vibrant colours from the Zimbabwean Flag.
Yellow for the mineral wealth .Green for agriculture . Red for the blood shed in the liberation war . Black for the majority of the populace . White for peace.
The Pfeka Masvingo fabric is designed to integrate this ingenious layout of the stones and the patterns that are there, which makes this print a true representation of Zimbabwe, and the African print.

BROWN ANIMAL PRINTS

This fabric is used in some of our clothes such as the active wear and in inserts of some shirts, It has a great representation of the wealth of patterns you can find in Africa. There is visible repetition of shapes and colours, textures and lines laid out in all sorts of arrangements, in nature, waves in and on the sea, the rivers, the deserts and the in the wild as well as the architecture by the locals and these patterns can be well visualised and conceptualised.

In the fabric you can see the arrows, which in astrology symbolises strength, masculinity and a sense of direction.

The rain drops symbolising hope and abundance.

Parallel zigzags often used to represent the fact that nothing in life is straightforward and the path may be difficult to follow.

The different animal prints included as well for their beauty and their unique strengths.

INSPIRATION FROM THE CHEETAH

Besides the obvious captivating prints of the Cheetah. We get inspired by this large cat native to Africa and central Iran. It is the fastest land animal, capable of running at 80 to 128 km/h (50 to 80 mph), with hunting as its main preoccupation. The cheetah symbolism is a reminder to work on your focus and speed because not all the best opportunities will be available for you forever.

It is a great addition to our African print collection as a great inspiration to never procastinate.

KENTE

We have the Kente cloth in our selection as  we find it very interesting as well as how it is deeply intertwined with the history of the Ashanti nation.

The Kente cloth reflects the history of the Ashanti people, from the emergence of the various Ashanti kingdoms to the development of the slave trade up to and including contemporary life in Ghana.

According to Ashanti legend, two farmers, Krugu Amoaya and Watah Kraban, from the village of Bonwire, came across a spider, Ananse, spinning a web. Amazed by the web’s beauty, the farmers returned to their homes eager to try and recreate the web. They wove a cloth first from white, and then black and white, fibers from a raffia tree. They then presented their cloth to the Ashanti Asantehene, or king, Nana Osei Tutu (who reigned from 1701 to 1717). Although the first kente cloth was made of raffia fibers, Kente cloth, which was associated with Ashanti royalty, was mostly made of silk during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The Ashanti women only purchased the silk brought by these caravans but Kente cloth was woven only by men, as woman’s menstrual cycles were thought to interfere with the production of the cloth.

The Ashanti Empire or Confederacy, which was located in what is today Ghana, first emerged in West Africa during the seventeenth century. The word “Kente” which means basket comes from the Akan or Ashanti dialect.

You will notice that the kente cloth designs vary, with the different designs, colors, and patterns each having their own special meanings and stories. It is so vibrant and colourful and thus can easily be mixed for those happy and talkative outfits!

DUNE 7 – THE AFRICAN SAND DUNE

The Pfeka African Print Dune7 fabric is from our own inhouse design inspired by the Dune 7 , the highest dune in Namibia.

The dune has been measured at over 1,256 feet (383 meters) and is named Dune 7 because it is the seventh dune one encounters after crossing the river Tsauchab which runs through part of the Namib Desert. The desert itself, believed to be dry for at least 55 million years, is considered the oldest in the world.

We were inspired by the beautiful after effects of the wind blowing on and sweeping this massive pile of sand and creating these gorgeous waves, Pfeka brings these beautiful prints and patterns inspired by Africa’s impressive dune landscape into our day to day clothes. The African prints.

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