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OKAPI

Small Black Yemaja Shoulder Bag

$1,390

  • Insider Notes

    • The name of this limited edition bag emanated from the African mythological mermaid goddess, Yemaja—the protector of women. The Springbok horn closure signifies protection, while the black blesbok leather creates a luxurious finish. You can adjust or remove the strap to turn this versatile everyday accessory into your nightime companion. Pair with a flowing black silk dress for a dramatically chic result.

      - 18k gold plated handmade hardwear
      - Removable, adjustable strap
      - Blesbok leather, Springbok Horn
      - Created using ethically and sustainably sourced materials
      - Made in collaboration with Maxhosa By Laduma and Riky Rick 
      - Made in South Africa, shipping from United Kingdom

  • SIZE, FIT & OPACITY

    • Height: 16cm
    • Width: 17.5cm
    • Depth: 6.5cm
    • Handle Drop: 26.5cm
    • Weight: 0.4kg
  • Shipping & Returns

    • We deliver each item directly from the designer to your door in partnership with DHL Express, covering 220 countries worldwide within 3-5 business days. We offer flat shipping rates, which may differ slightly based on your order locations. 

      Industrie Africa accepts returns on regular priced items that are initiated within 7 days of receipt. For more information, please check where your products are shipping from, and please visit Shipping & Delivery. Unfortunately, exchanges are not possible at this time.

      Due to Covid-19 shipping regulations, please be aware that you may experience delays in delivery times.

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South African entrepreneur, sustainability advocate, and designer Hanneli Rupert noticed a plethora of African-inspired goods while living in London, but realized few were actually produced on the continent. In 2008 she launched Okapi, her handbag and accessories label in Cape Town, showcasing South Africa’s expert artisanry and natural materials. The brand has since been recognised for pioneering the use of African game skins including Bleskbok leather, which is ethically sourced as a sustainable byproduct of the country’s pre-existing farming industry.


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