The Ingelosi Pillowcase


Ingelosi means Angel in Xhosa.

Umbhaco print - a traditional celebratory attire worn by the Xhosa people of South Africa - now translates itself into this beautiful decorative pillowcase that is sure to add a touch of chic in every way you decide to welcome and style it in your home.

Traditional umbhaco would either be plain natural cotton, or dyed into vivid oranges, reds, and blues using natural pigments. This cloth would be cut into panels, then go on to be hand beaded, embroidered and tassled with elaborate designs usually showcasing the makers artistic taste and expert skill, then sewn together to make the desired clothing design.

*Colour and pattern sequence of the physical item may slightly differ from what appears on the image.

*Please note: Pillowcase ships without inner.



Because our products are handwoven, handmade and hand dyed, there may be colour, stitch, and shape variations, which is what makes them unique and individual. These small variations and irregularities add to the charm, tactile look and feel to each item.

We recommend dry cleaning your item only or blot cleaning with a damp cloth in order to preserve the colours, pattern and combat fading. 


Made to Order

Each item is made to order subject to demand. 
Please allow for up to 5 - 10 working days for production and delivery time.
*Any unforeseen delays in delivery will be communicated to you prior.

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