Hippé
Hippé

Hippé

Hippé is derived from the word ‘HIPPIE”.  The Hippie culture was a projection of joy, and finding new meaning of life.  The way they dressed served as a visual symbol of their respect for individual rights. I have given each of my creations a name, thus giving them each a personality trait, such as mysticism, honesty, joy, happy, curious and adventurous.

My byline: KEEP ON MOVING -means DON’T GIVE UP – STAY POSITIVE – GO AT YOUR OWN PACE – BUT DON’T STOP MOVING FORWARD.

 

I mainly use Shweshwe material.  Shweshwe was originally made in Manchester and brought to South Africa, but now only made in South Africa.  It is a printed dyed cotton fabric worn traditionally by newly married Xhosa women.  The designs on the fabric are made using picotage, a pinning fabric printing technique.  It is created using a stipple method in textile printing whereby brass pins driven into wooden blocks are used to create highlighted and shadow patterns on the fabric.

 

“Around here we don’t look backwards for very long.  We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…. and curiosity keeps leading us down NEW paths.” – Walt Disney