Shongololo Scarf

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Shongololo Scarf

100.00

100% Silk Scarf, 10"x56" Hand Printed

In Zimbabwe, millipedes are affectionately called “shongololos”. A name given from the word “ukushonga” meaning ‘to roll up’, as they do when they are threatened. These insects are a the little jewels of the rainy season, a sign that the rains in Africa have finally come. The rolling clouds of thunderstorms and the shocks of lightening will be sure to follow; and with them life giving rain. For this reason we love these little creatures as they are precious signs of hope and relief, symbolic of the promise of rain that will soon refresh the scorched earth and bring abundant life.

Original watercolor painting by Tracey Ann Alexander, hand printed by Joshua Strydom 

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Note: products are hand printed using Acetone transfer, and may vary slightly in color, tone and size.