To commemorate the 50th anniversary, the SA Mint, launched a series of chic limited edition fashion accessories featuring a scarf.
The scarfs are a result of a collaboration with one of South Africa’s most creative textile designers, Blandat. The unique and colourful silk scarfs are hand-finished masterpieces that pays homage to the Krugerrand, an iconic symbol of South Africa’s distinctive heritage.
with reference to South Africa’s dynamic landscapes, the scarf brings in elements of traditional wax cloth, cowrie shells and bead work. Alongside global scarf motifs like ropes and chains, the design is inspired by South Africa’s rainbow nation, with a bright and colourful palette that is held together through gold and shots of neon pink. The energy is very South African – positive, modern and bright.
Just like the Krugerrand, the scarf carries weight in intricate detailing and is an example of highly creative craftsmanship. Alongside the central coin, highlights include the aloe flower and serration interpretation.
The scarves are available in the South African Mint Museum.