Welcome to our blog

Ingqosha is far more than just an online store, like our beautiful products, Ingqosha, as a project strings together lives and touches hearts, through our blog posts we hope to offer you a glimpse of our journey here.

Hamba kahle Thenjiwe

We are in shock as we have just heard that Thenjiwe Kawe, one of the artisans we collaborated with, has passed away. The news is as yet still unreal, how many times did we sit and discuss her unique gift and ponder what would happen if there were more opportunities...

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Hamba kahle Thenjiwe

Every name tells a story

In Xhosa culture there is more to naming a baby than merely choosing a name to identify the child. Every name tells a story and that plays a role in defining the child – just like our company name, Ingqosha. READ MORE
Every name tells a story

Who’s that girl?

When we were dreaming up our website cover page we wanted an image that would convey the sense of dignity one experiences when wearing a beautifully handcrafted ingqosha. I already had a concept in mind and the one person I could picture carrying this idea off was ... READ MORE
Who’s that girl?

The Ingqosha Creative Team

“The Dutch have a saying that translates literally as 'strange eyes compel', meaning that it sometimes takes a fresh pair of eyes to put things into perspective.” - Paul Scheffer. Over the past two years since he dismounted his bicycle to prolong his...

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The Ingqosha Creative Team

What’s in a name?

Our company name is Ingqosha and you may well wonder just where the name came from. When we first started exploring the beautiful Xhosa broad collar necklaces we asked each crafter and anyone familiar with Xhosa culture we came in contact with what the Xhosa word...

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What’s in a name?
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