Merle Payne - Barok Designs

Barok's rich imagery ranges from lions, scarab beetles to rich embellishments (including mirrors often used by sangomas). Merle Payne says that "each piece is designed to pay homage to the rich heritage of the African continent".

Every item is a work of art, with no two pieces alike. Using 100% cotton or silk backings, Payne has taught her embroiders to use a mix of traditional Xitsonga and Xhosa stitching. 

 
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