AndBanana Cape Town Team

Giving Back

September 14, 2018

My favourite activity besides creating, is giving back...
We (hubby and I) started Ethno Bongo, a unique craft store 20 years ago in Hout Bay, a picturesque fishing village outside Cape Town.
The vast availability of organic materials in South Africa provides boundless creative ideas and we have been stocking our store with innovative products for all these years. 

 

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&Banana Necklace

Shell Jewellery

September 07, 2018

Being in Cape Town we are evidently inspired by the ocean, Abalone called Perloemoen in South Africa is our number one choice as its iridescence makes wonderful jewellery… organic bling if you wish! We often pair it with wooden beads, seed beads, gemstones or even textiles.

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Why &Banana?

Why &Banana?

August 31, 2018

I often get asked, "Why the name '...&Banana' "? ... it's a funny story!

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Romuald Hazoume African Mask

Inspiration from Romuald Hazoumé

August 24, 2018

Africa is a well of ingenuity and I am inspired by its extraordinary ability to re-cycle in the name of necessity as well as in the name of Art.

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textile elephant trophy

Experimenting With Textiles

August 17, 2018

In winter time the jewellery inspirations and sales are slowing down and we like to switch to some textiles creations for the home.

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Rope Jewellery

Rope Jewellery

August 15, 2018

One more of my favourite visits in Cape Town, The Southern Ropes Factory Shop
offers a huge variety of colourful ropes, twines, braids and netting, it is a real treasure trove.

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