Last month we explored just how the Xhosa culture is showing up on the runway and trickling into our home and bedroom decor. This month we explore the Afrikaner Influence and see how things have evolved and stayed the same over the last 200 years.
1. Bushveld Chic - This is a look that comes in and out of fashion. Think khaki, wood, neutral colours, skins and plush leather furniture. The Afrikaners took the beauty they found in the Bushveld into their homes and have managed to inspire many travelers who take the look all over the world with them.
2. Animal Head Trophies - Traditional animal trophies have been found on walls of Afrikaans hunters for years. Recently, the more modern cut-outs have found there way into many trendy homes.3. Karoo Beauty - Those in the desert (rather than the bush) seemed to channel nature's beauty and were inspired by the fauna and flora. Today, it appears that we are still inspired... we have just given it a modern twist.
5. And last but not least doileys - Used traditionally to line tea trays when serving melktert, doileys are now popping up everywhere from bedroom pillows to runway dresses.